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.

Nearby words

  1. chrysography,
  2. chrysoidine,
  3. chrysolite,
  4. chrysolitic,
  5. chrysomelid,
  6. chrysomyia,
  7. chrysophenine,
  8. chrysophyte,
  9. chrysoprase,
  10. chrysops

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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