Palmella

noun
Pal·​mel·​la | \ palˈmelə \

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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History and Etymology for Palmella

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

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“Palmella.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palmella. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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