from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a genus of Diatomace√¶, in which the frustules are connected together by their angles, forming a zigzag chain, and the valves composing them only meet at the edges without overlapping. There are about a dozen species, found on submerged plants and stones.


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