<botany> A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Xanqos = yellow.

(01 Mar 1998)

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