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spi·ro·gy·ra

 (spī′rə-jī′rə)
n.
Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands.

[New Latin Spīrogȳra, genus name : Latin spīra, coil; see spire2 + Greek gūros, ring.]

spirogyra

(ˌspaɪrəˈdʒaɪərə)
n
(Plants) any green freshwater multicellular alga of the genus Spirogyra, consisting of minute filaments containing spirally coiled chloroplasts
[C20: from New Latin, from spiro-2 + Greek guros a circle]

spi•ro•gy•ra

(ˌspaɪ rəˈdʒaɪ rə)

n., pl. -ras.
any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra.
[1895–1900; < New Latin, =spiro- spiro- + -gyra, alter. of Greek gŷros circle or gȳrós round]

spi·ro·gy·ra

(spī′rə-jī′rə)
Any of various freshwater green algae having spiral-shaped bands of chloroplasts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirogyra - freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyll bandsspirogyra - freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyll bands
chlorophyte, green algae - algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
genus Spirogyra - a genus of protoctist
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