noun, plural noc·ti·lu·cae [nok-tuh-loo-see] /ˌnɒk təˈlu si/.
Origin of noctiluca
OTHER WORDS FROM noctilucanoc·ti·lu·can, adjective
Words nearby noctiluca
Example sentences from the Web for noctiluca
Noctiluca flashes on stimulation of any kind, even the slightest agitation causing a brilliant emission of light.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey
Two new individuals are thus formed, and each Noctiluca has absorbed half of the other.The Drama of Love and Death|Edward Carpenter
Noctiluca miliaris, acted upon by iodine solution, showing the protoplasm shrunk away from the structureless pellicle.
Probably the Noctiluca is not rivalled in this respect even by miscroscopic unicellular alg which compose the "red snow."
Both in its nature and immature forms, Lampyris noctiluca plays a useful part in the economy of Nature.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson