xanthidium

Xanthidium

Xan*thid"i*um\, n.; pl. Xanthidia. [NL., fr. Gr. xanqo`s yellow.] (Bot.) A genus of minute unicellular alg[ae] of the desmids. These alg[ae] have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: xanthide
Next Definition: xanthin
Words Near: xanthidium
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for xanthidium
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing xanthidium
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;