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nostoc

Line breaks: nos¦toc
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒstɒk
 
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Definition of nostoc in English:

noun

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

Origin

early 17th century: name invented by Paracelsus.

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