Gigartina

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

Definition of Gigartina

: 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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History and Etymology for Gigartina

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

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“Gigartina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gigartina. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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