noun Nitzsch·ia \ˈnichēə\

Definition of Nitzschia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Nitzschiaceae) of mostly solitary and free-floating diatoms that are elongate with rhomboidal cross section

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Origin and Etymology of nitzschia

New Latin, from Christian L. Nitzsch †1837 German naturalist + New Latin -ia

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