Volvocidae

plural noun
Vol·voc·i·dae | \välˈväsəˌdē\

Definition of Volvocidae 

: a family of flagellates (order Phytomonadina) more or less equivalent to the Volvocaceae

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History and Etymology for Volvocidae

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

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