Spirogyra meaning

spīrə-jīrə
Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands.
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Any of a genus (Spirogyra, family Zygnemataceae) of freshwater green algae containing spiral chlorophyll bands in their cylindrical cells.
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Any of a genus of filamentous freshwater green algae having cylindrically shaped cells with spiral-shaped bands of chloroplasts. Species of Spirogyra reproduce asexually by cell division and fragmentation and sexually by conjugation. They form green scum on ponds, floated by the oxygen produced by photosynthesis.
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Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands.
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Any of a group of freshwater, filamentous green algae, of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts arranged in spirals.
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Origin of spirogyra

  • New Latin Spīrogȳra genus name Latin spīra coil spire2 Greek gūros ring

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