Definition of Family Volvocaceae
1. Noun. Unicellular or colonial biflagellate free-swimming flagellates.
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Family
Group relationships: Order Volvocales, Volvocales
Member holonyms: Genus Volvox, Volvox
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Volvocaceae
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. ..."