A microorganism composed of beaded filaments which 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.
early 17th century: name invented by Paracelsus.
Definition of nostoc in:
- The US English dictionary