nostoc definition

  • noun:
    • A freshwater blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, forming spherical colonies of filaments embedded in a gelatinous substance.
    • A plant associated with the genus Nostoc.
    • A genus of fresh-water algæ from the Cryptophyceæ or Cyanophyceæ, the cheapest number of algæ, and typical of this family Nostocaceæ and subclass Nostochineæ.
    • present in moist places as rounded jellylike colonies

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