Sporochnus

noun

Spo·​roch·​nus
spəˈräknəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 30 Nov. 2022.

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