: a genus of marine red algae (family Helminthocladiaceae) occurring commonly along the Pacific coast of North America as a summer annual, the mature thallus consisting of a disk-shaped holdfast and a simple or sparsely branched upper portion with numerous fine cylindrical branches

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek kyma sprout, wave, anything swollen + gloia, variant of glia glue

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“Cumagloia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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