trichodesmium

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Noun1.trichodesmium - large colonial bacterium common in tropical open-ocean waterstrichodesmium - large colonial bacterium common in tropical open-ocean waters; important in carbon and nitrogen fixation
blue-green algae, cyanobacteria - predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
genus Trichodesmium - a genus of blue-green algae
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id=85073) sea sawdust  because of its appearance, is necessary for the ocean ecosystem to function properly, with the health of hundreds at species hanging in the balance.