volvox

noun

vol·​vox ˈväl-ˌväks How to pronounce volvox (audio)
ˈvȯl-
: any of a genus (Volvox) of flagellated unicellular green algae that form spherical colonies

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin volvere to roll

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of volvox was in 1798

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“Volvox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volvox. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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volvox

noun
vol·​vox ˈväl-ˌväks How to pronounce volvox (audio)
: any of a genus of single-celled green algae with flagella that form ball-shaped colonies

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