Definition of spirogyra in English:


Syllabification: spi·ro·gy·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌspīrəˈjīrə


  • A filamentous freshwater green alga containing spiral bands of chloroplasts.
    • Genus Spirogyra, division Chlorophyta
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    • 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.


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

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