Hypnea

noun Hyp·nea \ˈhipnēə\

Definition of Hypnea

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Hypneaceae) comprising red algae of the order Gigartinales that have a thallus of terete fleshy branches with the tips curving inward like tendrils and that include one (H. musciformis) which is occasionally used as a source of agar

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Origin and Etymology of hypnea

New Latin, from Hypnum, genus of mosses


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