: a genus (the type of the family Coleochaetaceae) of aquatic epiphytic green algae having cells solitary or in branching filaments that in some members form cushionlike masses

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New Latin, from cole- + Greek chaitē hair

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“Coleochaete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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