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Xanthidium

xanthidium
(Science: botany) A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae 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.
Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Xanqos = yellow.


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