genus Utricularia


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Noun1.genus Utricularia - bladderworts: large genus of aquatic carnivorous plants; cosmopolitan in distribution
plant genus - a genus of plants
bladderwort family, family Lentibulariaceae, Lentibulariaceae - carnivorous aquatic or bog plants: genera Utricularia, Pinguicula, and Genlisea
bladderwort - any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals
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Bladderworts, of the genus Utricularia, are cunning meat eaters.
Marmottant, a researcher in the Interdisciplinary Physics Laboratory at Grenoble University, and his colleagues used high-speed video cameras and powerful microscopes to capture the trapping action of three species of bladderworts in the genus Utricularia.