Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Glossary

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U

  • uniaxial - having axis composed of one single filament
  • unilocular - produced in a single cavity or cell as in the unilocular sporangium of the brown algal order Ectocarpales
  • utricle - swollen terminal portion of filament or siphon as in siphonous green alga Codium

V

  • valve - opposite faces of diatom frustule or cell wall
  • vesicle - membrane-bound organelle

W

  • wrack - tangled mass of seaweeds on the beach

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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009