Acetabularia

noun Ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia \ˌa-sə-ˌta-byəˈler-ē-ə\

Definition of Acetabularia

  1. :  a genus of delicate more or less calcified green algae (family Dasycladaceae) native to the warmer seas and resembling small mushrooms

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Origin and Etymology of acetabularia

New Latin, from Latin acetabulum + New Latin -aria


First Known Use: 1824


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