any of a genus (Nostoc) of blue-green algae, having twisted, coiled filaments embedded in a gelatinous material and forming spherical colonies
Origin of nostocModL, coined by Paracelsus
Any of various freshwater nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria of the genus Nostoc that form spherical colonies of filaments embedded in a gelatinous substance.
Origin of nostocNew Latin, coined by Paracelsus.
From the genus name.