volvox

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noun vol·vox \-ˌväks\

Definition of volvox

  1. :  any of a genus (Volvox) of flagellated unicellular green algae that form spherical colonies

Origin and Etymology of volvox

New Latin, from Latin volvere to roll


First Known Use: 1798


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