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- n. A kind of fructification on certain red algae, consisting of an external mass of filaments that separate into tetraspores.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algæ, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wart-like elevation developed on the surface of the thallus of some of the higher algæ (Florideæ), and ordinarily containing clusters of tetraspores mixed with barren hyphæ or paraphyses: but in some forms the antheridia and cystocarps are also produced in similar protuberances.
Latin, from Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)