Palmella

noun Pal·mel·la \palˈmelə\

Definition of Palmella

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Palmellaceae) comprising terrestrial and freshwater green algae that form large masses of usually immobile cells embedded in a gelatinous matrix and sometimes including forms generally held to be palmella stages of flagellated algae or plantlike flagellates

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Origin and Etymology of palmella

New Latin, from Greek palmos vibration, quivering (from pallein to shake) + New Latin -ella — more at polemic


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