: 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

Word History


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

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“Gigartina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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