Definition of Volvox

1. Noun. Type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis.

Exact synonyms: Genus Volvox
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Family Volvocaceae, Volvocaceae



Definition of Volvox

1. n. A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water, the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest species is Volvox globator, often called globe animalcule.

2. n. A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water, the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest species is Volvox globator, often called globe animalcule.

Definition of Volvox

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of the genus ''Volvox'' of chlorophytes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Volvox

1. any of a genus of freshwater protozoa [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Volvox

1. A genus of colonial flagellates. The colony is a hollow sphere about 0.5mm in diameter comprising about 50,000 cells embedded in a gelatinous wall and the cells are sometimes connected by cytoplasmic bridges. Each cell has a chloroplast and two flagella. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Volvox

volution
volutions
volutoid
volvae
volvas
volvate
volvation
volve
volved
volvelle
volvelles
volves
volving
volvocida
volvox (current term)
volvoxes
volvuli
volvulosis
volvulus
volvuluses
volyer
volyers
volynskite
vomer
vomer bone
vomer bones
vomer cartilagineus
vomeral groove
vomeral sulcus

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