plural noun

: a family of common freshwater algae (order Zygnematales) often forming bright green slimy masses in stagnant or running water and consisting of unbranched cylindrical filaments with green chromatophores arranged in spiral bands, stars, or rarely straight bands see spirogyra, zygnema

Word History


New Latin, from Zygnemat-, Zygnema, type genus + -aceae

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“Zygnemataceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygnemataceae. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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