Definition of nostoc in English:

nostoc

Syllabification: nos·toc
Pronunciation: /ˈnästäk
 
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noun

Biology
  • 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
    More example sentences
    • The Chinese cultivate nostoc, since its gelatinous texture appeals to their palate.

Origin

name invented by Paracelsus.

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