Gloeocapsa

noun
Gloe·​o·​cap·​sa | \ ˌglēōˈkapsə\

Definition of Gloeocapsa

: a genus of unicellular blue-green algae (family Chroococcaceae) inhabiting both fresh and salt water, colonies of some species forming a characteristic dull bluish green film on damp soil (as in tropical greenhouses)

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History and Etymology for Gloeocapsa

New Latin, from gloeo- + Latin capsa case (box)

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