Pediastrum

noun

Ped·​i·​as·​trum
ˌpedēˈastrəm,
ˌpēd-
: a genus of free-floating green algae (family Hydrodictyaceae) that have flat platelike colonies of two or more polygonal cells with the marginal cells usually differing in shape and having usually two projections of the cell wall

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pedi- + Greek astron star

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“Pediastrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pediastrum. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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