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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of confervoid algæ, typical of the order Oscillariaceæ.

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of dark green, or purplish black, filamentous, fresh-water algæ, the threads of which have an automatic swaying or crawling motion. Called also Oscillatoria.

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