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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algæ, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.

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  • noun botany A kind of fructification on certain red algae, consisting of an external mass of filaments that separate into tetraspores.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek

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