trichodesmium

trichodesmium
noun
large colonial bacterium common in tropical open-ocean waters; important in carbon and nitrogen fixation
Hypernyms: ↑cyanobacteria, ↑blue-green algae
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Trichodesmium

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\\-ˈdezmēəm\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from trich- + desm- + -ium
: a small genus of filamentous blue-green algae of the family Oscillatoriaceae — see sea bloom

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