Tab·​el·​lar·​ia | \ ˌtabəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Tabellaria

: a genus of pinnate diatoms (family Tabellariaceae) united in zigzag often fixed colonies and often causing in water odors suggestive of fish or geraniums

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History and Etymology for Tabellaria

New Latin, from feminine of Latin tabellarius relating to tablets, from tabella tablet + -arius -ary

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“Tabellaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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