Oedogoniaceae

plural noun

Oe·​do·​go·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌēdəˌgōnēˈāsēˌē
: a family (usually coextensive with the order Oedogoniales but sometimes placed in Chaetophorales) of filamentous green algae having a characteristic method of growth that gives rise to series of narrow cells at various intervals in the filaments and developing large zoospores with a crown of cilia and also oogonia and antheridia that are sometimes on the same plant but frequently on separate plants with the male plants being often of only a few cells and attached to the female filaments
oedogoniaceous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Oedogonium, type genus + -aceae

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“Oedogoniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oedogoniaceae. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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