Dinoflagellida


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Dinoflagellida

 [di″no-flah-jel´ĭ-dah]
an order of minute, plantlike, chiefly marine protozoa. They may be present in sea water in vast numbers, causing a discoloration known as red tide or red water, which may result in the death of various marine animals and fish by exhaustion of their oxygen supply. Some species secrete a powerful neurotoxin that can cause a severe toxic reaction in humans who ingest shellfish that feed on the toxin-producing organisms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Di·no·fla·gell·i·da

(dī'nō-flă-jel'i-dă),
An order in the phylum Sarcomastigophora characterized by the presence of two flagella so placed as to cause the organism to have a whirling motility. Its outer surface is composed of cellulose-containing plates the size and number of which vary with genus and species. It includes many dinoflagellates that can produce toxins harmful to humans and other vertebrates.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Di·no·fla·gell·i·da

(dī'nō-flă-jel'i-dă)
An order in the phylum Sarcomastigophora characterized by the presence of two flagella so placed as to cause the organism to have a whirling motility. Its outer surface is composed of cellulose-containing plates, the size and number of which vary with genus and species.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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compacta (Protozoa: Ciliophora) on the skin mucus; Piscinoodinium pillulare (Schaperclaus, 1954) Lom, 1981 (Protozoa: Dinoflagellida), Cichlidogyrus sclerosus, C.
Piscinoodinium pillulare (Schaperclaus 1954) Lom, 1981 (Dinoflagellida) infection in cultivated freshwater fish from Northeast region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil.