navicula definition

  • noun:
    • Eccles., a vessel created like the hull of a boat, familiar with hold a supply of incense when it comes to thurible; an incense-boat.
    • A genus of diatoms, typical for the family members Naviculace√¶, obtaining the oblong or lanceolate frustules free, the valves convex, with a median longitudinal line, and nodules at the center and extremities, valves striated, and also the stri√¶ resolvable into dots. The genus is extensively distributed, and contains several hundred species, many of which sleep on very minor figures.

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