plural noun

: 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


New Latin, from Volvoc-, Volvox + -ales

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“Volvocales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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