Definition of nostoc in English:

nostoc

noun

Biology
  • A microorganism composed of beaded filaments that aggregate to form a gelatinous mass, growing in water and damp places and able to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere.

    • ‘The Chinese cultivate nostoc, since its gelatinous texture appeals to their palate.’

Origin

Name invented by Paracelsus.

Pronunciation:

nostoc

/ˈnästäk/