macrocystis

noun

mac·​ro·​cys·​tis
ˌmakrōˈsistə̇s
1
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
2
plural macrocystis : any plant of the genus Macrocystis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from macr- + -cystis

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“Macrocystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrocystis. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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