Phaeothamnion

noun
Phaeo·​tham·​ni·​on | \ ˌfēəˈthamnēˌän \

Definition of Phaeothamnion

: a genus (the type of the family Phaeothamniaceae) of rare yellow green algae growing upon other algae and having a definite central axis and ascending lateral filaments made up of cylindrical to subovoid cells

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History and Etymology for Phaeothamnion

New Latin, from phaeo- + Greek thamnion little bush, diminutive of thamnos bush

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“Phaeothamnion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phaeothamnion. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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