prothallium

noun

pro·​thal·​li·​um prō-ˈtha-lē-əm How to pronounce prothallium (audio)
plural prothallia prō-ˈtha-lē-ə How to pronounce prothallium (audio)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pro- + thallus

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prothallium was in 1858

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“Prothallium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prothallium. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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