Spon·​dy·​lo·​mo·​rum | \ ˌspändəlōˈmōrəm \

Definition of Spondylomorum

: 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

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History and Etymology for Spondylomorum

New Latin, from spondyl- + Latin morum mulberry

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“Spondylomorum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spondylomorum. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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