noun Hal·i·me·da \ˌhaləˈmēdə\

Definition of Halimeda

  1. :  a genus (family Codiaceae) of calcareous marine green algae remarkable for the jointed coenocytic thallus which in most of the species (as H. tuna) resembles a prickly-pear cactus in miniature

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Origin and Etymology of halimeda

New Latin, after Halimede, a nereid, from Greek Halimēdē

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to cast off or become cast off

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