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noc•ti•lu•ca (nok′tə lo̅o̅′kə),USA pronunciation n., pl. -cae (nok′tə lo̅o̅′kə),USA pronunciation
- Microbiologya dinoflagellate of the genus Noctiluca, capable of producing light and, in groups, of causing a luminous appearance of the sea.
- Neo-Latin; Latin noctilūca shiner by night, equivalent. to nocti- nocti- + -lūca shiner, derivative of lūcēre to shine
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