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spirogyra

Syllabification: spi·ro·gy·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌspīrəˈjīrə
 
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Definition of spirogyra in English:

noun

Botany
A filamentous freshwater green alga containing spiral bands of chloroplasts.
  • Genus Spirogyra, division Chlorophyta
Example sentences
  • The magnified parade of protozoas, amoeba proteus and paramecia aurelia, with spirogyras and volvox green algae, amazed the kids.
  • The spirogyras send their contents through the conjugations tubes to the other one.
  • It was a picture of spirogyra, a single cell organism, taken through a microscope.

Origin

modern Latin, from spiro-1 'spiral' + Greek guros, gura 'round'.

Words that rhyme with spirogyra

Beira, Fujairah, Hegira, Lyra, Myra, naira, palmyra

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