Gonyaulax catanellamedical dictionary

A marine dinoflagellate protozoan that produces a powerful toxin that accumulates in the tissues of mussels and other filter-feeding shellfish and may cause fatal mussel poisoning in humans.

Origin: G. Gony, knee, + aulakos, a furrow

(05 Mar 2000)

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