Noctiluca miliaris

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Related to Noctiluca miliaris: Noctilucales
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Noun1.Noctiluca miliaris - large bioluminescent marine protozoanNoctiluca miliaris - large bioluminescent marine protozoan
dinoflagellate - chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
genus Noctiluca - a genus of protoctist
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used the image intensifier with a microscope to take pictures of Noctiluca miliaris, a tiny sea creature that gives the ocean its phosphorescent glow when present in large numbers.