spirogyra


spi·ro·gy·ra

noun \ˌspī-rə-ˈjī-rə\

Definition of SPIROGYRA

:  any of a genus (Spirogyra) of freshwater green algae with spiral chloroplasts

Origin of SPIROGYRA

New Latin, from Latin spira + Greek gyros ring, circle
First Known Use: 1875

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