adjective see plant II

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  • Phytomastigina — noun plantlike flagellates containing chlorophyll; often considered unicellular algae • Syn: ↑subclass Phytomastigina • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Mastigophora, ↑class Mastigophora, ↑Flagellata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bioluminescence — bioluminescent, adj. /buy oh looh meuh nes euhns/, n. the production of light by living organisms. [1915 20; BIO + LUMINESCENCE] * * * Emission of light by an organism or biochemical system (e.g., the glow of bacteria on decaying meat or fish,… …   Universalium

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