: 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

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New Latin, from batrach- + -spermum

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“Batrachospermum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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