noun (plural zooxanthellae) Etymology: New Latin, from zo- + xanth- + -ella (diminutive suffix) Date: circa 1891 any of various symbiotic dinoflagellates that live within the cells of other organisms (as reef-building coral polyps)

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  • Zooxanthella — Zooxanthellen sind Algen, die als Endosymbionten in einer Reihe von Lebewesen leben können. Bei den Zooxanthellen handelt es sich meistens um Dinoflagellaten, aber auch Chrysomonaden, Cryptomonaden oder Diatomeen kommen vor. Als Wirte kommen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zooxanthella — (zo o zan the lah) A dinoflagellate found living symbiotically within cnidarians and other invertebrates …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • zooxanthella — zo·o·xan·thel·la (zō ə zăn thĕlʹə) n. pl. zo·o·xan·thel·lae ( thĕlʹē) Any of various yellow green algae that live symbiotically within the cells of other organisms, such as those of certain radiolarians and marine invertebrates.   [New Latin :… …   Universalium

  • zooxanthella — noun An animal of the genus Symbiodinium, a yellow dinoflagellate, notably found in coral reefs …   Wiktionary

  • zooxanthella — zo·o·xan·thel·la …   English syllables

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