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chilomonad

[kahy-lom-uh-nad]
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.
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Origin of chilomonad

< New Latin chilomonad-, stem of Chilomonas
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