volvox


vol·vox

noun \-ˌväks\

Definition of VOLVOX

:  any of a genus (Volvox) of flagellated unicellular green algae that form spherical colonies

Origin of VOLVOX

New Latin, from Latin volvere to roll
First Known Use: 1798

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