spirogyra

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noun spi·ro·gy·ra \ˌspī-rə-ˈjī-rə\

Definition of spirogyra

  1. :  any of a genus (Spirogyra) of freshwater green algae with spiral chloroplasts

Origin and Etymology of spirogyra

New Latin, from Latin spira + Greek gyros ring, circle


First Known Use: 1875


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