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chondria

[ kon-dree-uh ]
/ ˈkɒn dri ə /
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noun
a profusely branched red alga, Chondria tenuissima, of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America.
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Origin of chondria

<New Latin, feminine derivative of Greek chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage; see -a2
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How to use chondria in a sentence

  • In the same order we have the genus Chondria, so called on account of the cartilaginous nature of its thread-like fronds.

    The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
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