Volvocales

plural noun

Vol·​vo·​ca·​les
: an order of chiefly freshwater green algae (class Chlorophyceae) that are solitary or colonial usually with a strictly fixed number of cells in the colony compare heterocapsales , volvocaceae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Volvoc-, Volvox + -ales

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“Volvocales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volvocales. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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