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

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“Gloeocapsa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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