Volvocaceae

plural noun Vol·vo·ca·ce·ae \ ˌvälvəˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Volvocaceae

:a family of unicellular or colonial biflagellate free-swimming flagellates that are usually held to be green algae of the class Chlorophyceae — see volvox — compare phytomonadina

volvocaceous

adjective

volvocine

\-sə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of volvocaceae

New Latin, from Volvoc-, Volvox, type genus + -aceae


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