Definition of Protococcus in English:

Protococcus

noun

Botany
  • A genus of the family Ctenocladaceae (formerly Protococcaceae) of unicellular freshwater green algae, chiefly of spherical shape; (also protococcus) an alga of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Protococcus from ancient Greek πρωτο- + κόκκος grain, seed.

Pronunciation

Protococcus

/ˌprəʊtə(ʊ)ˈkɒkəs/