noun Des·ma·res·tia \ˌdeməˈrestēə, ˌdām-, -sch(ē)ə\

Definition of Desmarestia

  1. :  a genus of small feathery and usually lithophytic brown algae (order Desmarestiales) that occur commonly in colder seas of both hemispheres especially on rocky shores



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Origin and Etymology of desmarestia

New Latin, from A. G. Desmarest †1838 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

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