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spirogyra (green alga)

Definition:

a freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyl bands

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

spirogyra* | spirogyras
(* spirogyra may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin Spīrogȳra, genus name: Latin spīra, coil; see "spire" [entry 2] +...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of spirogyra...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

spirogyra

any green freshwater multicellular alga of the genus "Spirogyra", consisting of minute filaments containing spirally coiled chloroplasts (17 of 195 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spirogyra

Oxford Dictionary:

spirogyra

Syllabification: (spi·ro·gy·ra) | [botany] | a filamentous freshwater green alga containing spiral bands of chloroplasts.; Genus Spirogyra, division ... (16 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/spirogyra

spirogyra [botany]

a filamentous green alga of a genus that includes blanket weed.; Genus Spirogyra, division Chlorophyta (15 of 42 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spirogyra

Merriam-Webster:

spirogyra | Spirogyra [genus]

any of a genus of freshwater green algae with spiral chloroplasts (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/spirogyra

American Heritage Dictionary:

spirogyra

Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus "Spirogyra", having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands. (17 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirogyra

New World Dictionary:

spirogyra

any of a genus (Spirogyra, family Zygnemataceae) of freshwater green algae containing spiral chlorophyll bands in their cylindrical cells (19 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirogyra

Cambridge Dictionary:

spirogyra [specialized]

a type of freshwater algae (very simple plants) formed of cells that contain a green spiral of chloroplast (18 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/spirogyra

Wiktionary:

spirogyra | spirogyras [plural] | Spirogyra [genus]

Any of a group of freshwater, filamentous green algae, of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts arranged in spirals. (18 of 19 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/spirogyra

Random House Dictionary:

spirogyra [botany]

a widely distributed filamentous freshwater green alga of the genus "Spirogyra". (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/spirogyra

Wikipedia:

Spirogyra

a genus of filamentous green algae of the order Zygnematales, named for the helical or spiral arrangement of the chloroplasts that is diagnostic of the genus. It's commonly found in freshwater areas, and there are more than 400 species of Spirogyra in... (42 of 557 words, 9 images)

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Spirogyra (disambiguation)

a genus of algae. Spirogyra may also refer to: Spirogyra (band), a British folk/prog rock band | Spyro Gyra, an American jazz fusion band | Spirogyra Lake, a lake in the South Orkney islands (32 of 76 words, 3 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Spirogyra [microorganism]

genus of green algae, found only in fresh water and usually free-floating. The slippery unbranched filaments are composed of cylindrical cells ... (21 of 147 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/560520​/Spirogyra

Encarta Dictionary:

spirogyra | spirogyras [plural] | Spirogyra [genus]

a multicellular freshwater green alga. Genus Spirogyra. (7 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712047​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

spirogyra

Origin: New Latin Spīrogȳra, genus name: Latin spīra, coil; see "spire" [entry 2] + Greek gūros, ring.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirogyra

Collins Dictionary:

spirogyra

First use: 20th century

Origin: from New Latin, from spiro-2 + Greek guros a circle

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spirogyra

New World Dictionary:

spirogyra

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek speira, "spire" + gyros, a ring: see "gyrate"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirogyra

Merriam-Webster:

spirogyra

First use: 1875

Origin: New Latin, from Latin spira + Greek gyros ring, circle

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/spirogyra

Oxford Dictionary:

spirogyra

Origin: modern Latin, from "spiro-1" "spiral" + Greek guros, gura "round"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/spirogyra

Encarta Dictionary:

spirogyra | spirogyras [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin from Latin spira + Greek guros "round"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712047​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

spirogyra

Audio: British English pronunciation of "spirogyra"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spirogyra

Cambridge Dictionary:

spirogyra [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "spirogyra"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "spirogyra"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/spirogyra

the Free Dictionary:

spirogyra

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "spirogyra"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "spirogyra" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

spirogyra | spirogyras [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "spirogyra"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

spirogyra

Audio: North American pronunciation of "spirogyra"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=spirog​01 word=spirogyra

YourDictionary Audio:

spirogyra

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "spirogyra" by speech synthesizer

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