nostoc

noun
nos·​toc | \ ˈnä-ˌstäk How to pronounce nostoc (audio) \

Definition of nostoc

: any of a genus (Nostoc) of usually filamentous cyanobacteria that fix nitrogen

First Known Use of nostoc

1650, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nostoc

New Latin

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“Nostoc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nostoc. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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