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nostoc

[nos-tok] /ˈnɒs tɒk/
noun
1.
any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Neo-Latin, coined by Paracelsus
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nostoc

/ˈnɒstɒk/
noun
1.
any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, coined by Paracelsus
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