Zygnemataceae

plural noun

Zyg·​ne·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae
zigˌnēməˈtāsēˌē
: 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
zygnemataceous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦tāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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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