Chlorococcum

noun Chlo·ro·coc·cum

Definition of Chlorococcum

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Chlorococcaceae) of unicellular green algae (order Chlorococcales) occurring singly or in a layer on soil or damp rock, reproducing only by spores, and varying greatly in size of the vegetative cells — compare protococcus

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Origin and Etymology of chlorococcum

New Latin, from chlor- + -coccum (from Latin coccum berry, from Greek kokkos kermes, grain, seed)


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