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Webster 1913 Edition


Xanthidium


Xan-thid′i-um

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Xanthidia
.
[NL., fr. Gr.
ξανθόσ
yellow.]
(Bot.)
A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.

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Xanthidium

Xanthidium

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Xanthidium n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Desmidiaceae – several algae.