Noctiluca



[nok-tuh-loo-kuh] /ˌnɒk təˈlu kə/

noun, plural noctilucae
[nok-tuh-loo-see] /ˌnɒk təˈlu si/ (Show IPA)
1.
a dinoflagellate of the genus Noctiluca, capable of producing light and, in groups, of causing a luminous appearance of the sea.
/ˌnɒktɪˈluːkə/
noun (pl) -cae (-siː)
1.
any bioluminescent marine dinoflagellate of the genus Noctiluca

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