Definition of silicoflagellate in English:

silicoflagellate

Syllabification: si·li·co·fla·gel·late
Pronunciation: /ˌsiləkōˈflajəˌlāt
 
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noun

Zoology
  • A marine flagellate of the order Silicoflagellida, distinguished by a siliceous skeleton and radiating spines.
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    • Those that can form silica skeletons, such as the diatoms and silicoflagellates, or skeletons of calcium carbonate, such as the coccolithophorids, may be extremely abundant in the fossil record.
    • Silica is also extracted from sea water by phytoplankton such as diatoms and silicoflagellates, by zooplankton such as radiolarians, and by siliceous sponges.
    • Silica is also precipitated by radiolarians, silicoflagellates, horsetails and grasses.

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