(Science: botany) A genus of dark green, or purplish black, filamentous, fresh water algae, the threads of which have an automatic swaying or crawling motion.

Synonym: oscillatoria.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Oscillare to swing.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Oscillaria&oldid=52677"
First | Previous (Oscillancy) | Next (Oscillate) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.