: a genus of colonial flagellates related to Volvox, having cells with four flagella, two contractile vacuoles, and a cup-shaped chromoplast, forming a 16-celled colony, and sometimes causing a contamination of water supplies

Word History


New Latin, from spondyl- + Latin morum mulberry

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“Spondylomorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spondylomorum. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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