Glossary terms starting with "t"

Transapical axis - transverse axis

The short axis of the valve face of a pennate diatom, passing across the middle of the face, perpendicular to the apical axis.

 

Triradiate

Having three rays or radiating branches.

 

Triseriate

A stria having three rows of areolae.

 

Tycoplanktonic

Algae carried into the plankton by chance factors such as turbulence; planktonic algae that become entangled in mats of vegetation near the shore.