from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous minute, chiefly marine protozoans of the order Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton. They include bioluminescent forms and forms that produce red tide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many marine protozoa, of the phylum Dinoflagellata, that have two flagella
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a member of the Dinoflagellata, chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella. The dinoflagellates form a chief constituent of plankton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Dinoflagellata; cilioflagellate, in the usual sense of that word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
From New Latin Dīnoflagellāta, class name : Greek dīnos, whirling (from dīnein, to whirl) + Latin flagellum, flagellum; see flagellum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek δῖνος ("whirling") + flagellate (Wiktionary)