: 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

Word History


New Latin, from chamae- + Greek siphōn tube

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“Chamaesiphon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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