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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Diatom(0.01445 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Diatom.
English → English (WordNet)
n : microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga
having cell walls impregnated with silica
English → English (gcide)
Diatom \Di"a*tom\ (d[imac]`[.a]*t[o^]m), n. [Gr. dia`tomos cut
in two. See Diatomous.]
1. (Bot.) One of the Diatomace[ae], a family of minute
unicellular Alg[ae] having a siliceous covering of great
delicacy, each individual multiplying by spontaneous
division. By some authors diatoms are called
Bacillari[ae], but this word is not in general use.
2. A particle or atom endowed with the vital principle.
The individual is nothing. He is no more than the
diatom, the bit of protoplasm. --Mrs. E. Lynn