noun Tri·bo·ne·ma \ˌtrībəˈnēmə, ˌtrib-\

Definition of Tribonema

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Tribonemaceae of the order Heterotrichales) of simple filamentous freshwater yellow-green algae having asexual spores formed within the cells and freed by the breaking of the filaments into H-shaped pieces — see conferva

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Origin and Etymology of tribonema

New Latin, from Greek tribos action of rubbing (from tribein to rub) + New Latin -nema

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