noun Scene·des·mus \ˌsēnəˈdezməs, ˌsen-\

Definition of Scenedesmus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Scenedesmaceae of the order Chlorococcales) of colonial green algae having groups of four or eight or rarely sixteen ellipsoid, fusiform, or oblong cells arranged side by side and frequently with more or less conspicuous appendages especially on the two end cells

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Origin and Etymology of scenedesmus

New Latin, from Greek skēnē tent + desmos bond, fetter, from dein to bind — more at scene, diadem

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capable of being understood in two ways

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