Nitella

noun

Ni·​tel·​la
nīˈtelə
: a genus of delicate branching stoneworts (family Characeae) differing from Chara in lacking a cortical layer of cells and in having the leaves all branched

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin nitēre to shine + New Latin -ella

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“Nitella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nitella. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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