Ascophyllum

noun
As·​co·​phyl·​lum | \ ˌaskəˈfiləm \

Definition of Ascophyllum

: a genus of brown algae (family Fucaceae) distinguished by clavate, compressed, or somewhat inflated branchlets scattered along the axis and constituting with Fucus the bladder-bearing rockweeds of the northern Atlantic coast of which some species are used in the kelp industry

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History and Etymology for Ascophyllum

New Latin, from asc- + -phyllum

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“Ascophyllum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ascophyllum. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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