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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Origin and Etymology of sphaeroplea

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


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