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di·no·flag·el·late

 (dī′nō-flăj′ə-lĭt, -lāt′, -flə-jĕl′ĭt)
n.
Any of numerous minute, chiefly marine protists of the phylum Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton. They include bioluminescent species, photosynthetic species, and species that produce red tide.

[From New Latin Dīnoflagellāta, class name : Greek dīnos, whirling (from dīnein, to whirl) + Latin flagellum, flagellum; see flagellum.]

dinoflagellate

(ˌdaɪnəʊˈflædʒɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
n
(Biology) any of a group of unicellular biflagellate aquatic organisms forming a constituent of plankton: now usually classified as a phylum of protoctists (Dinoflagellata)
adj
(Biology) of or relating to dinoflagellates
[C19: from New Latin Dinoflagellata, from Greek dinos whirling + flagellum + -ate1]

din•o•flag•el•late

(ˌdɪn əˈflædʒ əˌleɪt)

n.
any protozoan of the phylum Pyrrophyta (or class Dinoflagellata), usu. having one flagellum extending from the center of the body and another wrapped around it: often luminous in marine plankton.
[< New Latin Dinoflagellata (1887) < Greek dîno(s) whirling, rotation + New Latin flagellata (neuter pl.); see flagellate]

di·no·flag·el·late

(dī′nō-flăj′ə-lĭt)
Any of numerous protozoans found mostly in the ocean, usually having two flagella and an outer covering of cellulose. Dinoflagellates are one of the main components of plankton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinoflagellate - chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
Cilioflagellata, Dinoflagellata, order Cilioflagellata, order Dinoflagellata - in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta
noctiluca, Noctiluca miliaris - large bioluminescent marine protozoan
peridinian - flagellate with a thick test composed of plates
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Se documenta un total de 466 especies (Tabla 1): 172 Rhodophyta (la mayoria Florideophyceae: 120 taxa), 114 Chlorophyta (la mayoria Ulvophyceae: 105 taxa), 99 Bacillariophyta (la mayoria Bacillariophyceae: 85 taxa), 42 Ochrophyta (la mayoria Phaeophyceae: 40 taxa), 30 Dinophyta (la mayoria Prorocentrales: 14 taxa), 6 Euglenophyta y 3 Cyanoprokaryota.
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