Heterogeneratae

plural noun

Het·​ero·​gen·​er·​a·​tae
ˌhetə(ˌ)rōˌjenəˈrät(ˌ)ē,
-ˈrāt(ˌ)ē
: a class of brown algae including those having two alternating generations unlike in vegetative structure, the larger sporophyte being often macroscopic and the smaller gametophyte usually microscopic compare isogeneratae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from heter- + Latin generatae (feminine plural of generatus, past participle of generare to generate)

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“Heterogeneratae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterogeneratae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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