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favella

[fuh-vel-uh] /fəˈvɛl ə/
noun, plural favellae
[fuh-vel-ee] /fəˈvɛl i/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in certain red algae) a cystocarp covered by a gelatinous envelope.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ella -elle
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