Definitions for volvoxˈvɒl vɒks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any colonial freshwater green algae of the genus Volvox, forming a hollow sphere of flagellated cells.
Origin of volvox:
1790–1800; < NL, = L volv(ere) to turn, roll +-ōx (as in ferōx)
Volvox, genus Volvox(noun)
type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis
Any of the genus Volvox of chlorophytes.
Origin: From the genus name.
a genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water, the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest species is Volvox globator, often called globe animalcule
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of GREEN ALGAE in the family Volvocaceae. They form spherical colonies of hundreds or thousands of bi-flagellated cells in a semi-transparent gelatinous ball.