naviculoid

naviculoid

[nə′vik·yə‚lȯid]
(biology)
Referring to a diatom, boat-shaped.
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2001) determined that nanoplankton (primarily phytoflagellates, coccolithophorids, and naviculoid diatoms) contributed most to total phytoplankton abundance and was especially dominant in winter months.