Definition of Porphyra

1. Noun. A genus of protoctist.

Exact synonyms: Genus Porphyra
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Bangiaceae, Family Bangiaceae
Member holonyms: Laver, Red Laver



Porphyra Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Porphyra Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyra

Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Populus heterophylla
Populus nigra
Populus nigra italica
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa
Porcellio
Porcellionidae
Pordenone
Pori
Porifera
Poronotus
Poronotus triacanthus
Porphyra (current term)
Porphyrio
Porphyrio porphyrio
Porphyrula
Porphyrula martinica
Porroh
Porscha
Porsche
Porsches
Port-Vila
Port-au-Prince
Port-of-Spain
Port Arthur
Port Blair
Port Elizabeth

Literary usage of Porphyra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"From porphyra, purple, and koina, head ; in allusion to the purple heads of ... From porphyra, purple ; the colour of the species. Linn. 24, Or. 7, Nat. ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"PROCEEDIN CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES THIRD VOL. II, No. 6 An Account of the Species of Porphyra Found on the Pacific Coast of North America . ..."

3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... seaweed grows on rocks in the sea at Manora, Sind, and is administered in scrofulous diseases. Porphyra vulgaris, Ay. Manora rocks, Sind, Vern.—Las. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Porphyra

Search for Porphyra on Dictionary.com!Search for Porphyra on Thesaurus.com!Search for Porphyra on Google!Search for Porphyra on Wikipedia!

Search