any of a genus (Spirogyra, family Zygnemataceae) of freshwater green algae containing spiral chlorophyll bands in their cylindrical cells
Origin of spirogyraModern Latin from Classical Greek speira, spire + gyros, a ring: see gyrate
Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands.
Origin of spirogyraNew Latin Spīrogéra genus name Latin spīra coil ; see spire 2. Greek gūros ring