Botrydium

noun
Bo·​tryd·​i·​um | \ -idēəm \

Definition of Botrydium

: a genus (the type of the family Botrydiaceae of the order Heterosiphonales) of coenocytic yellow-green algae that occur on moist earth as round or pear-shaped vesicles — see protosiphon

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History and Etymology for Botrydium

New Latin, from Greek botrydion small cluster, diminutive of botrys bunch of grapes

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“Botrydium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Botrydium. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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