chrysomonad

[ kri-som-uh-nad ]
/ krɪˈsɒm əˌnæd /

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.

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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