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      n   any freshwater green alga of the mainly unicellular family Desmidioideae, typically constricted into two symmetrical halves  
     (C19: from New Latin Desmidium (genus name), from Greek desmos bond, from dein to bind)  
  desmidian      adj  
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desmoid, desmidian, deid, Desmond

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