plural noun

: an order of green algae having vegetative cells that are immobile but capable of changing temporarily into a motile stage and that form colonies that are not filamentous and are often amorphous

Word History


New Latin, from Tetraspora, genus of green algae (from tetra- + -spora) + -ales

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“Tetrasporales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetrasporales. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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