: a genus of marine red algae (family Helminthocladiaceae) characterized by the branched cylindrical thallus and by calcification of the gelatinous matrix so that it is often brittle and of a chalky texture

Word History


New Latin, after Liagora, a nereid, from Greek Leiagorē

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“Liagora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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