Origin of volvox
Examples from the Web for volvox
After a period of rest each zygote, through a series of cell-divisions, develops into an adult Volvox.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
Part of the surface of a colony of Volvox globator, L. (Volvocidae), showing the intercellular connective fibrils.
A very instructive example is furnished by the case of volvox, a multicellular vegative organism of very curious habits.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Volvox is also a spheroidal organism, composed often of a very large number of flagellated cells.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
In some cases (Volvox) the cluster, or the compound plant, is round and moves briskly in the water, closely resembling an animal.The Story of Evolution|Joseph McCabe
Word Origin for volvox
1798, from Latin volvere "to roll," from PIE root *wel- "to turn, revolve," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects (cf. Sanskrit valate "turns round," ulvam "womb, vulva;" Lithuanian valtis "twine, net," apvalus "round;" Old Church Slavonic valiti "roll, welter," vluna "wave;" Greek eluo "wind, wrap," helix "spiral object," eilein "to turn, squeeze;" Gothic walwjan "to roll;" Old English wealwian "roll," weoloc "whelk, spiral-shelled mollusk;" Old High German walzan "to roll, waltz;" Old Irish fulumain "rolling;" Welsh olwyn "wheel").