Desmid meaning

dĕsmĭd
Any of various green unicellular chiefly freshwater algae of the order Desmidiales, reproducing through conjugation and sometimes forming filaments or colonies.
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Any of a group of microscopic, freshwater green algae having single cells composed of two identical half-cells with the nucleus located between them.
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Any of about 5000 species of mostly unicellular freshwater green algae belonging to the order Desmidiales.
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Origin of desmid

  • From New Latin Desmidiāceae family name from Desmidium type genus from Greek desmos bond from dein to bind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek δεσμός (desmos, “ligature, ligament, bond”).

    From Wiktionary