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Definition of Volvox

Volvox
Volvox Vol"vox, n. (Bot.) A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water, the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest species is Volvox globator, often called globe animalcule.
Volvox
Animalcule An`i*mal"cule, n. [As if fr. a L. animalculum, dim. of animal.] 1. A small animal, as a fly, spider, etc. [Obs.] --Ray. 2. (Zo["o]l.) An animal, invisible, or nearly so, to the naked eye. See Infusoria. Note: Many of the so-called animalcules have been shown to be plants, having locomotive powers something like those of animals. Among these are Volvox, the Desmidiac[ae], and the siliceous Diatomace[ae]. Spermatic animalcules. See Spermatozoa.

Meaning of Volvox from wikipedia

- Volvox is a polyphyletic genus of chlorophyte green algae in the family Volvocaceae. It forms spherical colonies of up to 50,000 cells. They live in a...
- Volvox globator is a species of green algae of the genus Volvox. It was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 work Systema Naturae. In 1856...
- Volvox carteri F. Stein 1878 is a species of colonial green algae in the order Volvocales. The V. carteri life cycle includes a ****ual phase and an a****ual...
- and guitarist. She was the lead vocalist of the all-female hard rock band Volvox until 1994, after which she went on to pursue an illustrious solo career...
- acetates and alcohols. ****ual development in the freshwater green alga Volvox is initiated by a glycoprotein pheromone. It is one of the most potent known...
- Weismannist development is relatively rare (e.g., vertebrates, arthropods, Volvox), as a great part of species have the capacity for somatic embryogenesis...
- Volvox Turbo is the debut album from Manorexia. It was released in 2001 by Ectopic Ents, and is catalog #ECT ENTS 021. Volvox Turbo was a limited edition...
- family of unicellular or colonial biflagellates, including the typical genus Volvox. The family was named by Ehrenberg in 1834, and is known in older cl****ifications...
- meaning to turn, roll or revolve, with further derivatives such as used in volvox, and volvulus (twisted bowel). The naming of the female (and male) genitals...
- which show approximate spherical symmetry include the freshwater green alga Volvox. In bilateral symmetry (also called plane symmetry), only one plane, called...
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