Leathesia

noun
Lea·​the·​sia | \ lēˈt͟hēzh(ē)ə \

Definition of Leathesia

: a genus of brown algae of the family Corynophlaeaceae having a globose generally hollow convoluted and gelatinous thallus made up of radiating threads

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History and Etymology for Leathesia

New Latin, probably from the name Leathes + New Latin -ia

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“Leathesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leathesia. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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