nostoc

noun

nos·​toc ˈnä-ˌstäk How to pronounce nostoc (audio)
: any of a genus (Nostoc) of usually filamentous cyanobacteria that fix nitrogen

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nostoc was in 1650

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“Nostoc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nostoc. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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