Pandorina

noun
Pan·​do·​ri·​na | \ ˌpandəˈrīnə \

Definition of Pandorina

: a genus of plantlike flagellates closely related to Volvox that form a small spherical colony of sixteen cells enclosed in a delicate gelatinous envelope through which the flagella project

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History and Etymology for Pandorina

New Latin, probably from Pandora, genus of mollusks + -ina

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“Pandorina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pandorina. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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