capitalized : a genus of brown algae (family Laminariaceae) that are often very large and consist of a slender stipe with pinnate fronds and floats see giant kelp
plural macrocystis : any plant of the genus Macrocystis

Word History


New Latin, from macr- + -cystis

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“Macrocystis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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