zooxanthella

Definitions


[ˌzəʊəzanˈθɛlə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a yellowish-brown symbiotic dinoflagellate present in large numbers in the cytoplasm of many marine invertebrates.


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Origin:
late 19th century: modern Latin, from zoo-‘of animals’ + Greek xanthos ‘yellow’ + the diminutive suffix -ella




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