chilomonad

[ kahy-lom-uh-nad ]
/ kaɪˈlɒm əˌnæd /

noun

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.

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Origin of chilomonad

<New Latin chilomonad-, stem of Chilomonas
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