schizophyceous

[skiz-uh-fahy-shuh s, -fish-uh s, skit-suh-]
adjective
  1. belonging to the Schizophyceae, a group of unicellular bluish-green algae, occurring in both salt and fresh water and often causing pollution of drinking water.

Origin of schizophyceous

< New Latin Schizophyce(ae) (see schizo-, phyco-, -eae) + -ous
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