Pleurocapsa

noun
Pleu·ro·cap·sa | \ ˌplu̇rəˈkapsə \

Definition of Pleurocapsa 

: a genus (the type of the family Pleurocapsaceae) of branching filamentous epiphytic blue-green algae reproducing by true endospores that is sometimes isolated in a separate order

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History and Etymology for Pleurocapsa

New Latin, from pleur- + Latin capsa chest, case

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