: 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

Word History


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

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“Tribonema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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