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
fructificationon certain red algae, consisting of an external massof filamentsthat separateinto tetraspores.
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Latin, from Ancient Greek
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