volvox

[ vol-voks ]
/ ˈvɒl vɒks /

noun

any colonial, freshwater green algae of the genus Volvox, forming a hollow, greenish sphere of flagellated cells.

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Origin of volvox

1790–1800; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin volv(ere) to turn, roll + -ōx (as in ferōx)
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British Dictionary definitions for volvox

volvox
/ (ˈvɒlvɒks) /

noun

any freshwater flagellate protozoan of the genus Volvox, occurring in colonies in the form of hollow multicellular spheres

Word Origin for volvox

C18: from New Latin, from Latin volvere to roll
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