plural noun Vol·vo·ca·les

Definition of Volvocales

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of volvocales

New Latin, from Volvoc-, Volvox + -ales

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