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dinoflagellate

  

      n  
1    any of a group of unicellular biflagellate aquatic organisms forming a constituent of plankton: now usually classified as a phylum of protoctists (Dinoflagellata)  
      adj  
2    of or relating to dinoflagellates  
     (C19: from New Latin Dinoflagellata, from Greek dinos whirling + flagellum + -ate1)  
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