: a genus of branching green algae (family Trentepohliaceae) including an alga (G. polyrhiza) that bores into marine mussel shells or dead algae and one (G. lignicola) that penetrates wood

Word History


New Latin, from Maurice Gomont, 19th century French botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Gomontia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gomontia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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