chrysomonad

chrysomonad

[kri-som-uh-nad]
noun Biology.
any golden-yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Chrysomonad-, stem of Chrysomonas a genus name, equivalent to Latin chrȳso- chryso- + Greek monás unit; see monad

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