Ectocarpus

noun
Ec·​to·​car·​pus

Definition of Ectocarpus

: the type genus of Ectocarpaceae containing numerous more or less branched filamentous brown algae that are especially abundant in cold seas and are sometimes considered the most primitive of living brown algae

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History and Etymology for Ectocarpus

New Latin, from ect- + -carpus

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“Ectocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ectocarpus. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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