Heterocapsales

plural noun
Het·​ero·​cap·​sa·​les | \ ˌhetə(ˌ)rōˌkapˈsā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Heterocapsales

: an order of yellowish to brownish green algae (class Xanthophyceae) that form amorphous or arborescent palmelloid colonies containing an indefinite number of cells which are capable of reverting to a motile state directly or through zoospore formation — compare heterococcales , volvocales

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“Heterocapsales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterocapsales. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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