Definition of Spirogyra

1. Noun. Freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyll bands.

Generic synonyms: Chlorophyte, Green Algae
Group relationships: Genus Spirogyra



Definition of Spirogyra

1. Noun. Any of a group of freshwater, filamentous green algae, of the genus ''Spirogyra'', having chloroplasts arranged in spirals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spirogyra

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirogyra

spirocycloheptanes
spirocyclohexane
spirocyclohexanes
spirocyclononane
spirocyclononanes
spirocyclooctane
spirocyclooctanes
spirocyclopentane
spirocyclopentanes
spirocyclopropane
spirocyclopropanes
spiroffite
spirogram
spirograph
spirographs
spirogyra (current term)
spirogyras
spirohydantoin
spiroid
spiroketal
spiroketals
spirolactam
spirolactams
spirometer
spirometers
spirometery
spirometra
spirometre
spirometric
spirometrically

Literary usage of Spirogyra

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1. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"spirogyra. FM ANDREWS. A number of instances are on record where irregularities occur as to the form, conjugation or general behavior in the genus spirogyra ..."

2. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"spirogyra sp. (POND SCUM, GREEN A. Classification: ... Is photosynthesis possible with spirogyra? Respiration? Explain. 1 The morphological characters of ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"On the Germination of the Resting Spores, and on a form of Moving Spores in spirogyra. By Dr. W. PRINGSHEIM*. [With two Plates.] WHILE the observations on ..."

4. A Course of Elementary Instruction in Practical Biology by Thomas Henry Huxley, Henry Newell Martin, George Bond Howes, Dukinfield Henry Scott (1902)
"spirogyra. IN ponds and tanks, the water of which is tolerably pure, we constantly find in summer floating masses, of a light green colour, ..."

5. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"spirogyra material, you should endeavour to preserve it in cultivation. This is effected best in comparatively shallow vessels, whose walls are either ..."

6. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"The former is some form of spirogyra and the latter vaucheria. FIG. 101. ... Each cell of spirogyra is large and cylindrical in shape. ..."

7. A Course of Elementary Instruction in Practical Biology by Thomas Henry Huxley, Henry Newell Martin (1892)
"On microscopical examination we find that each thread of spirogyra consists of a single, unbranched, row of cylindrical cells, of very variable length, ..."

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