Batrachospermum

noun

Bat·​ra·​cho·​sper·​mum
¦ba‧trə(ˌ)kō¦spərməm
: a genus (the type of the family Batrachospermaceae) of red algae of the order Nemalionales found in slow-moving fresh waters and having a thallus that consists of a conspicuous central axis bearing transverse whorls of short branches at regular intervals

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from batrach- + -spermum

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“Batrachospermum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Batrachospermum. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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