Definition of spirogyra in English:

spirogyra

noun

Botany
  • A filamentous green alga of a genus that includes blanket weed.

    • ‘The spirogyras send their contents through the conjugations tubes to the other one.’
    • ‘The magnified parade of protozoas, amoeba proteus and paramecia aurelia, with spirogyras and volvox green algae, amazed the kids.’
    • ‘It was a picture of spirogyra, a single cell organism, taken through a microscope.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from spiro- ‘spiral’ + Greek guros, gura round.

Pronunciation

spirogyra

/ˌspʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈdʒʌɪrə/