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ˌdɪn əˈflædʒ əˌleɪtdi·noflag·el·late

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  1. dinoflagellate(noun)

    chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton


  1. dinoflagellate(Noun)

    Any of many marine protozoa, of the phylum Dinoflagellata, that have two flagella

    Etymology: δῖνος + flagellate


  1. Dinoflagellate

    The dinoflagellates are a large group of flagellate protists. Most are marine plankton, but they are common in fresh water habitats as well. Their populations are distributed depending on temperature, salinity, or depth. Many dinoflagellates are known to be photosynthetic, but a large fraction of these are in fact mixotrophic, combining photosynthesis with ingestion of prey. In terms of number of species, dinoflagellates form one of the largest groups of marine eukaryotes, although this group is substantially smaller than the diatoms. Some species are endosymbionts of marine animals and play an important part in the biology of coral reefs. Other dinoflagellates are colorless predators on other protozoa, and a few forms are parasitic. Some dinoflagellates produce resting stages, called dinoflagellate cysts or dinocysts, as part of their life cycles. Dinoflagellates are considered to be protists, with their own division, Dinoflagellata. About 1,555 species of free-living marine dinoflagellates are currently described. Another estimate suggests ca. 2,000 living species, of which more than 1,700 are marine and about 220 are from freshwater. The latest estimates suggest a total of 2,294 living dinoflagellate species, which includes marine, freshwater and parasitic dinoflagellates.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinoflagellate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinoflagellate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • ಡೈನೋಫ್ಲಾಜೆಲೇಟ್Kannada
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