: a large genus related to Fragilaria and comprising elongated linear or commonly needle-shaped solitary or loosely colonial diatoms that may cause earthy odors in water supplies

Word History


New Latin, from Greek synedros sitting together, from syn- + -edros (from hedra seat)

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“Synedra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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