saccorhiza

noun

sac·​co·​rhi·​za
ˌsakəˈrīzə
1
capitalized : a small genus of marine brown algae (family Laminariaceae) having above the holdfast a swelling that resembles a bulb and is formed by whorls of tentacular outgrowths
2
plural -s : sea furbelow

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from sacc- + -rhiza

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“Saccorhiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccorhiza. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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