desmid

noun
des·mid | \ˈdez-məd \

Definition of desmid 

: any of numerous unicellular or colonial green algae (order Zygnematales, especially family Desmidiaceae)

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First Known Use of desmid

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for desmid

ultimately from Greek desmos

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