from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part of a filament of a cyanobacterium that detaches and grows by cell division into a new filament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, motile filament, formed by some cyanobacteria, that detaches and grows by cell division into a new filament
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chain of small cells in certain algæ, by which the plant is propagated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a special reproductive body in the nostocs, having the form of a chain of roundish cells, from which new cœnobia are formed. Also hormogone, hormogon.
New Latin : Greek hormos, chain, necklace; + Greek gonos, seed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Cyanobacteria reproduce asexually, and some methods are exospores, endospores, akinetes, and hormogonium.