any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places.
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The alg referred to were according to Euler of the nostoc type.The Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
A species of nostoc is largely consumed in China as an ingredient in soup.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils | Peter Gray
nostoc does not require sugar, since it can produce that compound from the CO2 of the air by the activity of its chlorophyll.The Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
Modern naturalists place it in the class cryptogamia, and give it the name of Tremella nostoc.The Curiosities of Heraldry | Mark Antony Lower
Colonies of nostoc are constantly found in the Anthocerotaceae and in Blasia.
British Dictionary definitions for nostoc
any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance
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