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Meaning of desmid

des•mid

Pronunciation: (dez'mid), [key]
— n.
  1. any single-celled freshwater algae of the family Desmidiaceae, characterized by a division of the body into mirror-image halves joined by a bridge containing the nucleus, and having a spiny or bristly exterior: sometimes forming into colonies or branching filaments.
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