Chamaesiphon

noun Cham·ae·si·phon \-ˈsīfən, -ˌfän\

Definition of Chamaesiphon

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Chamaesiphonaceae) of one-celled blue-green algae characterized by epiphytic habit and formation of endospores that are released by early breakdown of the cell wall at the apex and by successive abstriction

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Origin and Etymology of chamaesiphon

New Latin, from chamae- + Greek siphōn tube


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