desmid


desmid

noun

  1. any single-celled freshwater algae of the family Desmidiaceae, characterized by a division of the body into mirror-image halves joined by a bridge containing the nucleus, and having a spiny or bristly exterior: sometimes forming into colonies or branching filaments.

noun

  1. any freshwater green alga of the mainly unicellular family Desmidioideae, typically constricted into two symmetrical halves

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