Spo·​roch·​nus | \ spəˈräknəs \

Definition of Sporochnus

: a small genus (the type of the family Sporochnaceae) of brown algae characterized by tufts of fine elongated filaments terminating some of the branches of the thallus

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History and Etymology for Sporochnus

New Latin, from spor- + Greek chnoos, chnous dust, fine down

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“Sporochnus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sporochnus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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