One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A roughly spherical marine dinoflagellate which is strongly phosphorescent, especially when disturbed.
- ‘Noctiluca is not photosynthetic.’
- ‘Noctiluca are motionless as the flagellum is unable to propel their body through the water: the only movement is found in rotation of vertical position via control of buoyancy in the cell.’
Modern Latin, from Latin, literally ‘night light, lantern’.
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