nostoc

nostoc

[nos-tok]
noun
any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin, coined by Paracelsus

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nostoc (ˈnɒstɒk)
 
n
any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance
 
[C17: New Latin, coined by Paracelsus]

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