plural noun
Si·​phon·​ales | \ sīfəˈnā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Siphonales

: an order of marine and freshwater green algae (class Chlorophyceae) whose filaments consist essentially of a large multinucleate cell with cross walls rare and usually only adjacent to reproductive organs — compare codium , siphonocladales

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“Siphonales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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