Definition of Palmella
: 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
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