schizophyceous

schizophyceous

[skiz-uh-fahy-shuhs, -fish-uhs, skit-suh-]
adjective
belonging to the Schizophyceae, a group of unicellular bluish-green algae, occurring in both salt and fresh water and often causing pollution of drinking water.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Schizophyce(ae) (see schizo-, phyco-, -eae) + -ous

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