chondrus

noun
chon·​drus | \ ˈkän-drəs How to pronounce chondrus (audio) \

Medical Definition of chondrus

1 capitalized : a small genus of red algae (family Gigartinaceae) having rather coarse branching fronds
2 plural chondri\ -​ˌdrī How to pronounce chondrus (audio) \ : irish moss sense 1

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“Chondrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chondrus. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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