palmella stage

noun

variants or less commonly palmella form
: a colonial aggregate of immobile nonflagellated individuals occurring regularly in the life cycle or in response to increased firmness of medium of some flagellated green algae or plantlike flagellates (as members of the genera Euglena and Chlamydomonas)

Word History

Etymology

so called because originally thought to be a member of the genus Palmella

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“Palmella stage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmella%20stage. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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