zooxanthella

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Etymology[edit]

From Translingual genus Zooxanthella, from Ancient Greek ζῷον(zôion, animal) + ξανθός(xanthós, yellow)

Noun[edit]

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zooxanthella ‎(plural zooxanthellae)

  1. An animal of the genus Symbiodinium, a yellow dinoflagellate, notably found in coral reefs.
  2. (dated) Any golden-brown planktonic endosymbiont.

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