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chrysomonad

[kri-som-uh-nad] /krɪˈsɒm əˌnæd/
noun, Biology
1.
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
< New Latin Chrysomonad-, stem of Chrysomonas a genus name, equivalent to Latin chrȳso- chryso- + Greek monás unit; see monad
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