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Meaning of anabaena

an•a•bae•na

Pronunciation: (an"u-bē'nu), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the freshwater algae of the genus Anabaena, commonly occurring in masses and often contaminating drinking water, giving it a fishy odor and taste.
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