from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A special pod-like or fusiform branch containing tetraspores, found in red algae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A special podlike or fusiform branch containing tetraspores. It is found in certain red algæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a peculiarly modified branch of the thallus in some algæ, which serves as a receptacle for the tetraspores. See cut under Algæ.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek, diminutive of "row". (Wiktionary)