Conferva
Conferva Con*fer"va, n.; pl. {Conferv[ae]}. [L., a kind of water plant. See {Comfrey}.] (Bot.) Any unbranched, slender, green plant of the fresh-water algae. The word is frequently used in a wider sense. [1913 Webster]

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  • Conferva — Link (Konferve, Wasserfaden), Gattung der Ulotrichazeen, mehrzellige grüne Algen, deren walzenförmige Zellen zu astlosen Fäden verbunden sind, die anfangs festsitzen. Alle Zellen sind einander gleich und vermehrungsfähig durch Querteilung in je… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • conferva — |é| s. f. [Botânica] Planta aquática de filamentos verdes, vulgarmente chamada limo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • conferva — [kən fʉr′və] n. pl. confervae [kən fʉr′vē] or confervas [L: see COMFREY] Bot. a former name for any of various threadlike green algae, esp. a genus ( Tribonema) found chiefly in fresh water conferval adj., n. confervoid …   English World dictionary

  • conferva — con·fèr·va s.f. TS bot. → tribonema {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1564. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Conferva, da conferva, nome di un erba …   Dizionario italiano

  • conferva — conferval, confervous /keuhn ferr veuhs/, adj. confervoid /kon ferr voyd/, adj., n. /kon ferr veuh/, n., pl. confervae / vee/, confervas. any simple filamentous green algae, many of which were formerly classified in the genus Conferva. [1630 40;… …   Universalium

  • conferva — noun any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water • Hypernyms: ↑yellow green algae • Member Holonyms: ↑Tribonema, ↑genus Tribonema, ↑genus Conferva …   Useful english dictionary

  • conferva — con|fer|va Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • conferva — pl.f. conferve …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • conferva — n. simple filamentous green algae (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conferva — con·fer·va …   English syllables

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