chondrus definition

  • noun:
    • A rounded size, or spherule, consisting of a single crystal of some mineral, or of an aggregate of a few crystalline fragments of different nutrients, frequently more or less mingled with a glassy base.
    • A cartilage, specially the ensiform cartilage. Also spelled chondros.—
    • [capitalized] In botany, a genus of seaweeds, including the Chondrus crispus (Irish moss or carrageen), which furnishes a nutritious gelatinous matter.—
    • [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of pupiform gastropods.
    • a genus of protoctist

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