Bulbochaete

noun

Bul·​bo·​chae·​te
ˌbəlbōˈkētē
: a genus of freshwater green algae (family Oedogoniaceae) having much branched filaments with each cell bearing a long hair with a bulbous base

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from bulb- + Greek chaitē flowing hair

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“Bulbochaete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bulbochaete. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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