vau·​che·​ria | \ vȯˈshirēə, vōˈsh- \

Definition of vaucheria

1 capitalized : a genus of green algae (family Vaucheriaceae) that have a thallus consisting of a single elongated irregularly branched multinucleate cell attached to the substratum by rhizoids, reproduce both sexually and asexually, and live in fresh or brackish water or on damp ground where they often form a green tangled mat
2 plural -s : any green alga of the genus Vaucheria

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History and Etymology for vaucheria

New Latin, from Jean Pierre Étienne Vaucher †1841 Swiss botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Vaucheria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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