desmid definition

  • noun:
    • some of various green unicellular freshwater algae of the family members Desmidiaceae, often developing chainlike colonies.
    • any one of about 5000 types of mostly unicellular freshwater green algae from the order Desmidiales.
    • A microscopic plant associated with the family members Desmidiæ, several unicellular algæ in which the species have a greenish color, while the cells generally speaking appear as if they consisted of two coalescing halves.
    • A plant associated with the order Desmidiaceæ.
    • freshwater green algae

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