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 Spīrog&ymacron;ra, genus name : Latin spīra, coil; see spire2 + Greek gūros, ring.
- Any of a group of freshwater, filamentous green algae, of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts arranged in spirals.