Definition of Trichodesmium
1. Noun. Large colonial bacterium common in tropical open-ocean waters; important in carbon and nitrogen fixation.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichodesmium
Literary usage of Trichodesmium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1868)
"On trichodesmium, or Sea-dust. ... It never presented the blood-red appearance of the two species of trichodesmium described by Montague and others, ..."
2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1856)
"These observations, which show us waters coloured by the trichodesmium at such a great distance from the Red Sea, render it probable that this phenomenon ..."
3. Notes by a Naturalist: An Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of by Henry Nottidge Moseley (1892)
"When tracts of the sea are passed through, which are full of this trichodesmium, the water lighted up by sunlight, when looked down into, appears as if full ..."
4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1856)
"These observations, which show us waters coloured by the trichodesmium at such a great ... Colours produced by another species of the genus trichodesmium, ..."
5. Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger": Being an Account of Various by Henri Nottidge Moseley (1879)
"In tropical seas, other lo\vly organized algae especially abound; mainly Oscillator-ice, of the genus trichodesmium. These algae occur in the water as small ..."
6. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1868)
"A.—Sheaf-form of trichodesmium, from the Northern Indian Ocean (seen with a lens). ... Extremity of a filament of trichodesmium Hindsii (from Montagne). ..."