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chrysomonad

[ kri-som-uh-nad ]
/ krɪˈsɒm əˌnæd /
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noun Biology.

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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Origin of chrysomonad

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