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di·no·flag·el·late

(dī'nō-flaj'ĕ-lāt),
A plantlike flagellate of the subclass Phytomastigophorea, some species of which (for example, Karenia brevis) produce a potent neurotoxin that may cause severe food intoxication following ingestion of parasitized shellfish.
[G. dinos, whirling, + L. flagellum, a whip]

dinoflagellate

/di·no·flag·el·late/ (di″no-flaj´ĕ-lāt)
1. of or pertaining to the order Dinoflagellida.
2. any individual of the order Dinoflagellida.

dinoflagellate

(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.

dinoflagellate

any of a group of unicellular biflagellate aquatic organisms forming a constitutent of plankton now normally placed in the division Pyrrhophyta. They can be regarded as an order of protozoans (Dinoflagellata) or a class of algae (Dinophyceae).