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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica.

Usage examples (34)
  • The name diatom comes from a Greek word diatomos that means cut in half, because the shells of diatoms have two overlapping, symmetrical halves.
  • I'm not exactly sure what Visuals by diatom is all about, but yet I like all the different colours and the funky graphic work they perform there.
  • B:Millions of diatom valves per gram of dry sediment.
  • Marine diatom cells (Pleurosigma), a group of phytoplankton for more
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