Sphacelaria

noun
Sphac·e·lar·ia | \ˌsfasəˈla(a)rēə\

Definition of Sphacelaria 

: a genus of small feathery brown algae (order Sphacelariales) similar to Ectocarpus but having the area of growth restricted to large dark brown apical cells

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History and Etymology for Sphacelaria

New Latin, from sphacelus gangrene + -aria

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