Definition of Oscillatoria in English:

Oscillatoria

noun

Biology
  • A genus of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), the members of which form dark slimy unbranched filaments, capable of a gliding or undulating motion, in various fresh and salt water habitats; (also) an organism of this genus. In pluralOscillatoriae also: a former natural order containing the genus Oscillatoria (corresponding in part to the modern order Oscillatoriales).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. From scientific Latin Oscillatoria, feminine of post-classical Latin oscillatorius.

Pronunciation

Oscillatoria

/ˌɒsɪləˈtɔːrɪə/