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chrysophyte

[kris-uh-fahyt] /ˈkrɪs əˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow-green algae, golden-brown algae, and diatoms, distinguished by having in various proportions the three pigment groups chlorophyll (green), carotene (yellow), and xanthophyll (brown), and storing food reserves as oil rather than starch.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Neo-Latin Chrysophyta; see chryso-, -phyte
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