Cutleria

noun
Cut·​le·​ria | \ ˌkətˈlirēə \

Definition of Cutleria

: a genus (the type of the family Cutleriaceae) of marine brown algae characterized by true alternation of generations, the gametophyte being an upright plant with a broad flat forking thallus and the sporophyte a flat lobed disk

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Other Words from Cutleria

cutleriaceous \ ¦kət¦lirē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cutleria

New Latin, from Manasseh Cutler †1823 American clergyman and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Cutleria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cutleria. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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