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Volvox

Definition:

the type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Volvox*
(* Volvox may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin, from Latin volvō ("roll").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Volvox

a genus of chlorophytes, a type of green algae. It forms spherical colonies of up to 50,000 cells. They live in a variety of freshwater habitats, and were first reported by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in 1700. Volvox developed its colonial lifestyle 200 ... (42 of 809 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Volvox

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Volvox [protist]

genus of freshwater, chlorophyll-containing green algae. The spherical or oval hollow colonies, one cell in depth and sometimes exceeding the size of ... (22 of 138 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/632669​/Volvox

Wiktionary:

Volvox

A taxonomic genus within the family Volvocaceae -- a well-known chlorophyte; a freshwater alga found in ponds and ditches. (18 of 20 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Volvox

Merriam-Webster:

volvox | Volvox [genus]

any of a genus of flagellated unicellular green algae that form spherical colonies (13 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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

Encarta Dictionary:

volvox | volvoxes [plural] | Volvox [genus]

freshwater green algae that form communities made up of hollow multicellular spheres. Genus Volvox. (14 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732401​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Volvox

Origin: New Latin, from Latin volvō ("roll").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Volvox

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