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[nos-tok] /ˈnɒs tɒk/

any freshwater, blue-green alga of the genus Nostoc, often occurring in jellylike colonies in moist places.
any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance


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