Des"man(ds"mn), n. [Cf. Sw. desman musk.] (Zol.) An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It is allied to the moles, but is called muskrat by some English writers.
Des*mid"i*an(?), } n. [Gr. desmo`s chain + e'i^dos form.] (Bot.) A microscopic plant of the family Desmidi, a group of unicellular alg in which the species have a greenish color, and the cells generally appear as if they consisted of two coalescing halves.
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