Gomontia

noun
Go·mon·tia | \ gōˈmänch(ē)ə \

Definition of Gomontia 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Gomontia

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

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