gymnodinium

gymnodinium

[jim-nuh-din-ee-uhm]
noun, plural gymnodinia [jim-nuh-din-ee-uh] .
any marine or freshwater dinoflagellate of the genus Gymnodinium, certain species of which cause red tide.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to gymno- gymno- + Greek dī́n(ein) to whirl + Neo-Latin -ium -ium

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