Volvocaceae

plural noun
Vol·​vo·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌvälvəˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Volvocaceae

: a family of unicellular or colonial biflagellate free-swimming flagellates that are usually held to be green algae of the class Chlorophyceae — see volvox — compare phytomonadina

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Other Words from Volvocaceae

volvocaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective
volvocine \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌsīn , -​sə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Volvocaceae

New Latin, from Volvoc-, Volvox, type genus + -aceae

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“Volvocaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volvocaceae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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