Cryptosiphonia

noun
Cryp·​to·​si·​pho·​nia | \ ˌkriptōˌsīˈfōnēə \

Definition of Cryptosiphonia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Cryptosiphonia

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

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“Cryptosiphonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cryptosiphonia. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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