Oscillatoriaceae

plural noun Os·cil·la·to·ri·a·ce·ae

Definition of Oscillatoriaceae

  1. :  a family of blue-green algae (order Hormogonales) growing as slender filaments often in tangled masses in water or on damp rocks or soil, forming slimy layers on soil, commonly exhibiting oscillating movements, and reproducing only asexually by hormogonia

oscillatoriaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of oscillatoriaceae

New Latin, from Oscananillatoria, type genus + -aceae


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