noun Dic·ty·o·ta \ˌdiktēˈōtə\

Definition of Dictyota

  1. :  the type genus of Dictyotaceae comprising brown algae with the thallus dichotomously branched

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Origin and Etymology of dictyota

New Latin, from Greek diktyōtē, feminine of diktyōtos latticed, made like a net, from diktyon net — more at dicty-

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a trip made at another's expense

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