Confervoid
Confervoid Con*fer"void, a. [Conferva + -oid.] Like, or related to, the confervae. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

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  • confervoid — con·fer·void …   English syllables

  • confervoid — kənˈfərˌvȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary conferv (from New Latin Conferva) + oid : resembling confervae especially in being made up of branching filaments used chiefly of algae …   Useful english dictionary

  • confervoid algae — noun algae resembling confervae especially in having branching filaments • Hypernyms: ↑alga, ↑algae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meteoric — Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3. Flashing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric iron — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric paper — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric showers — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric stone — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protonema — Pro to*ne ma, n.; pl. {Protonemata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? first + ?, ?, a thread.] (Bot.) The primary growth from the spore of a moss, usually consisting of branching confervoid filaments, on any part of which stem and leaf buds may be developed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protonemata — Protonema Pro to*ne ma, n.; pl. {Protonemata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? first + ?, ?, a thread.] (Bot.) The primary growth from the spore of a moss, usually consisting of branching confervoid filaments, on any part of which stem and leaf buds may be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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