: a genus of marine Pacific red algae (order Cryptonemiales) including one that is common on the coast and has a compressed tubular thallus with few branches and many short branchlets disposed along them

Word History


New Latin, from crypt- + siphon- + -ia

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“Cryptosiphonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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