from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fresh-water algæ, typical of the order Zygnemaceæ, having cells with two axile many-rayed chlorophyl-bodies near the central cell-nucleus, each containing a starch-granule, and the zygospore undivided, mostly contracted, and developed in the middle space between two united pairing-cells or in one or the other of the conjugating-cells.
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- n. type genus of the family Zygnemataceae
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