Sphaeroplea

noun
Sphae·​rop·​lea | \ sfə̇ˈräplēə \

Definition of Sphaeroplea

: a genus of unbranched filamentous green algae (order Cladophorales) having many chloroplasts in each cell arranged in transverse bands and producing more than one egg in each oogonium

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History and Etymology for Sphaeroplea

New Latin, from sphaer- + -plea (from Greek pleos full); akin to Latin plenus full

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“Sphaeroplea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaeroplea. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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