Protosiphon

noun

Pro·​to·​siphon
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: a genus (the type of the family Protosiphonaceae) of unicellular multinucleate freshwater green algae consisting of a single form (P. botryoides) that is broadly tubular or more or less balloon-shaped and grows often confusingly mingled with Botrydium attached to mud by a single rarely branching rhizoid
protosiphonaceous
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adjective

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from prot- + Greek siphōn siphon, tube, pipe

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“Protosiphon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protosiphon. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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