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- n. A minute vesicle in some seaweeds, containing the reproductive spores.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A minute vesicle in a red seaweed, which contains the reproductive spores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sexual fruit of algæ of the order Florideœ, consisting of spores either without a special membranous envelop or contained within a conceptacle or pericarp. Also cryptocarp, sporocarp.
Ancient Greek bladder + fruit. (Wiktionary)