Scenedesmus

noun

Scene·​des·​mus
ˌsēnəˈdezməs,
ˌsen-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek skēnē tent + desmos bond, fetter, from dein to bind

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“Scenedesmus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scenedesmus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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