A microorganism composed of beaded filaments that aggregate to form a gelatinous mass, growing in water and damp places and able to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere.
- Genus Nostoc, division Cyanobacteria
- The Chinese cultivate nostoc, since its gelatinous texture appeals to their palate.
Name invented by Paracelsus.
Words that rhyme with nostocRostock, Vladivostok, Vostok
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