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golden-brown algae

[ gohl-duhn -broun ]
/ ˈgoʊl dən ˌbraʊn /
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noun

a group of mostly marine, motile algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, characterized by the presence of the pigments chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll, which impart golden to yellow-brown colors.

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Origin of golden-brown algae

First recorded in 1955–60
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