plural noun
Oo·​cys·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ ˌōəsə̇ˈstāsēˌē\

Definition of Oocystaceae

: a family of free-floating green algae (order Chlorococcales) which are unicellular or colonial with an indefinite number of cells and in which the cells are often retained within the distended gelatinized wall of the old mother cell

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Other Words from Oocystaceae

oocystaceous \ ¦ōəsə̇¦stāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Oocystaceae

New Latin, from Oöcystis, type genus (from o- + -cystis) + -aceae

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to spread over or through

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