Gloeocapsa

noun Gloe·o·cap·sa \ˌglēōˈkapsə\

Definition of Gloeocapsa

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of gloeocapsa

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


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