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chilomonad

[kahy-lom-uh-nad] /kaɪˈlɒm əˌnæd/
noun
1.
any of the colorless protozoalike algae of the genus Chilomonas (phylum Cryptophyta), chiefly saprozoic flagellates found in fresh waters that have become stagnant: popular in laboratory studies.
Origin of chilomonad
< New Latin chilomonad-, stem of Chilomonas
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