Oedogonium

noun
Oe·do·go·ni·um

Definition of Oedogonium 

: a genus (the type of the family Oedogoniaceae) of freshwater green algae that have long unbranched filaments usually free-floating when mature but attached by special basal cells when young

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History and Etymology for Oedogonium

New Latin, from Greek oidos swelling, tumor + gonos offspring, seed + New Latin -ium

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