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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confervanoun

    any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water

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  1. conferva

    Cladophora is a genus of reticulated filamentous Ulvophyceae (green algae). The genus Cladophora contains many species that are very hard to tell apart and classify, mainly because of the great variation in their appearances, which is affected by habitat, age and environmental conditions. Unlike Spirogyra the filaments of Cladophora branch and do not undergo conjugation. There are two multicellular stages in its life cycle – a haploid gametophyte and a diploid sporophyte – which look highly similar. The only way to tell the two stages apart is to either count their chromosomes, or examine their offspring. The haploid gametophyte produces haploid gametes by mitosis and the diploid sporophyte produces haploid spores by meiosis. The only visible difference between the gametes and spores of Cladophora is that the gametes have two flagella and the spores have four. The Cladophora species can be a major nuisance causing major alteration to benthic conditions linked particularly with increased phosphorus loading.

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  1. conferva

    Conferva is a term previously used in taxonomy to refer to filamentous algae, including certain species of green algae or cyanobacteria. The term is no longer in scientific use and the organisms previously grouped under this term are now classified under various other families and genera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confervanoun

    any unbranched, slender, green plant of the fresh-water algae. The word is frequently used in a wider sense

  2. Etymology: [L., a kind of water plant. See Comfrey.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conferva

    kon-fėr′va, n. a genus of lower fresh-water Algæ, forming slimy masses or tufts in ponds and stagnent pools, easily recognised by their unbranched filaments.—adj. Confer′void. [L. conferva, a kind water-plant.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conferva in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conferva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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