Definition of Peridinian

1. Noun. Flagellate with a thick test composed of plates.

Generic synonyms: Dinoflagellate
Group relationships: Family Peridiniidae, Peridiniidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peridinian

peridental ligament
peridental membrane
peridentitis
peridentium
periderm
peridermal
periderms
peridesmic
peridesmitis
peridesmium
peridia
peridial
peridiastole
perididymis
perididymitis
peridinian (current term)
peridinin
peridinins
peridium
peridiums
peridiverticulitis
peridomestic
peridomicile
peridomiciles
peridontitis
peridot
peridote
peridotes
peridotic
peridotite

Literary usage of Peridinian

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"The phosphorescent water was found to contain vast numbers of a peridinian which I have referred tentatively to the genus Gonyaulax (see description below), ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"On the next day, to my great delight and particular pleasure, Dr. Koettlitz discovered a new species of peridinian. I had thought the ocean was exhausted of ..."

3. Conditions of Life in the Sea: A Short Account of Quantitative Marine by James Johnstone (1908)
"... and I think that the average catch possesses some degree of reliability. The occurrence of the peridinian Ceratium is not so irregular as to preclude j. ..."

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