noun Bul·bo·chae·te \ˌbəlbōˈkētē\

Definition of Bulbochaete

  1. :  a genus of freshwater green algae (family Oedogoniaceae) having muchbranched filaments with each cell bearing a long hair with a bulbous base

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Origin and Etymology of bulbochaete

New Latin, from bulb- + Greek chaitē flowing hair — more at chaet-

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