: 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

Word History


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 Oct. 2023.

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