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chrysomonad

[ kri-som-uh-nad ]

noun

, Biology.
  1. any golden-yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chrysomonad1

< New Latin Chrysomonad-, stem of Chrysomonas a genus name, equivalent to Latin chrȳso- chryso- + Greek monás unit; monad

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