Pterocladia

noun
Ptero·​cla·​dia | \ ˌterəˈklādēə \

Definition of Pterocladia

: a genus of red algae (family Gelidiaceae) having thalli suggestive of fern fronds

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History and Etymology for Pterocladia

New Latin, from pter- + clad- + -ia

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“Pterocladia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterocladia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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