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Meaning of VOLVOX

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis
 

VOLVOX is a 6 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: genus Volvox
 
 See Also: family Volvocaceae, protoctist genus, Volvocaceae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vol"vox\, n. (Bot.)
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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Volvox is a genus of green, flagellated aquatic algae that exist in spherical colonies.
 

 

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