nostoc

[nos-tok]

Origin of nostoc

From New Latin, dating back to 1640–50, coined by Paracelsus
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nostoc

noun
  1. any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance

Word Origin for nostoc

C17: New Latin, coined by Paracelsus
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