Gigartina

noun Gig·ar·ti·na \ˌjigə(r)ˈtīnə, -tēnə\

Definition of Gigartina

  1. :  the type genus of Gigartinaceae comprising red algae mainly of the Pacific ocean having fleshy or cartilaginous compressed fronds with numerous outgrowths resembling teats on which the cystocarps are born

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Origin and Etymology of gigartina

New Latin, from Greek gigarton grape seed + New Latin -ina; probably akin to Greek gēras old age — more at corn


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