Definition of Nostoc

1. Noun. Found in moist places as rounded jellylike colonies.

Generic synonyms: Blue-green Algae, Cyanobacteria
Group relationships: Genus Nostoc



Definition of Nostoc

1. n. A genus of algæ. The plants are composed of moniliform cells imbedded in a gelatinous substance.

Definition of Nostoc

1. a freshwater alga [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nostoc

1. A genus of algae. The plants are composed of moniliform cells imbedded in a gelatinous substance. Nostoc commune is found on the ground, and is ordinarily not seen; but after a rain it swells up into a conspicuous jellylike mass, whish was formerly supposed to have fallen from the sky, whence the popular names, fallen star and star jelly. Also called witches' butter. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nostoc

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nostalgie de la boue
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nostalgized
nostalgizes
nostalgizing
nostalgy
nostoc (current term)
nostocs
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nostrificated
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Literary usage of Nostoc

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1. A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany by Frederick Orpen Bower (1891)
"E nostoc This plant is to be found growing on turf, or Moss, ... Attempts may be made, by cultivating nostoc in water, to observe the separation and further ..."

2. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1861)
"Commencing nostoc. 5. Section of Collema thallus, including early nostoc balls. 6. ... Some reverting to nostoc. 10. Changes of the moniliform threads ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1853)
"nostoc Arcticum, Berk. By Dr DICKIE. This species has been recently described by the Eev. MJ Berkeley, in a paper read before the Linnean Society. ..."

4. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1901)
"nostoc. Make a note of the general character — form, consistency, color, etc. ... How does the color differ from that of nostoc, if at all ? ..."

5. Handbook of Plant Morphology: Being the Handbook of Plant Dissection by Otis William Caldwell, Joseph Charles Arthur, Charles Reid Barnes, John Merle Coulter (1904)
"nostoc may usually be recognized by means of the dirty bluish- or blackish-green jelly-like masses occurring on damp earth, or on water plants, ..."

6. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1899)
"The nostoc colonies are thought to live in symbiotic relations with the Blasia, perhaps serving as reservoirs of moisture (Goebel, in Schenk's Handbuch der ..."

7. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom: (based on by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt (1901)
"nostoc. Make a note of the general character — form, consistency, color, etc. ... How does the color differ from that of nostoc, if at all ? ..."

8. Tracts and Observations in Natural History and Physiology by Robert Townson (1799)
"Tremella nostoc. DR. DARWIN insinuates in his Botanic Garden, that the Tremella nostoc, or rather what has often been improperly considered as that plant, ..."

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