Nemathecium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nemathecium (Bot) A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algæ, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nemathecium A wart-like elevation developed on the surface of the thallus of some of the higher algæ (Florideæ), and ordinarily containing clusters of tetraspores mixed with barren hyphæ or paraphyses: but in some forms the antheridia and cystocarps are also produced in similar protuberances.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nemathecium nem-a-thē′si-um a wart-like elevation on the surface of the thallus of certain florideous algæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. nh^ma a thread + a box
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nēma, a thread, thēkion, thēkē, case.