Coleochaete

noun

Co·​le·​o·​chae·​te
-ˈkētˌē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cole- + Greek chaitē hair

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“Coleochaete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coleochaete. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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