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gymnodinium

[jim-nuh-din-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural gym·no·din·i·a [jim-nuh-din-ee-uh] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈdɪn i ə/.
  1. any marine or freshwater dinoflagellate of the genus Gymnodinium, certain species of which cause red tide.

Origin of gymnodinium

< New Latin, equivalent to gymno- gymno- + Greek dī́n(ein) to whirl + New Latin -ium -ium
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