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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Desmid  \Des"mid\,  Desmidian  \Des*mid"i*an\,  n.  [Gr.  desmo`s 
  chain  +  e'i^dos  form.]  (Bot.) 
  A  microscopic  plant  of  the  family  {Desmidi[ae]},  a  group  of 
  unicellular  alg[ae]  in  which  the  species  have  a  greenish 
  color,  and  the  cells  generally  appear  as  if  they  consisted  of 
  two  coalescing  halves.