Definition of Family Volvocaceae

1. Noun. Unicellular or colonial biflagellate free-swimming flagellates.

Exact synonyms: Volvocaceae
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Family
Group relationships: Order Volvocales, Volvocales
Member holonyms: Genus Volvox, Volvox

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Volvocaceae

family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae
family Violaceae
family Viperidae
family Vireonidae
family Viscaceae
family Vitaceae
family Vittariaceae
family Viverridae
family Viverrinae
family Volvariaceae
family Volvocaceae (current term)
family Vombatidae
family Welwitschiaceae
family Winteraceae
family Xanthorrhoeaceae
family Xantusiidae
family Xenicidae
family Xenopodidae
family Xenosauridae
family Xiphiidae
family Xylariaceae
family Xyridaceae
family Zamiaceae
family Zannichelliaceae
family Zapodidae

Literary usage of Family Volvocaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"family Volvocaceae. Genus Volvox. Colonies of many cells in a sphere. Species globator (a ball). Class 3. Infusoria. Type: Paramecium caudatum. ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"69 (89) Vegetative cells or colonies for a portion or the whole of their existence motile Family VOLVOCACEAE . . 70 70 (77) Cells single or in clusters, ..."

3. Phytoplankton of the Inland Lakes of Wisconsin by Gilbert Morgan Smith (1920)
"( 74) Cells in colonies family Volvocaceae 76 76. ( 77) Colony a flat plate Gonium p. 94 77. ( 76) Colony a hollow sphere 78 78. ..."

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