favella

[ fuh-vel-uh ]
/ fəˈvɛl ə /

noun, plural fa·vel·lae [fuh-vel-ee] /fəˈvɛl i/.

(in certain red algae) a cystocarp covered by a gelatinous envelope.

Origin of favella

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ella -elle
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