schizophyceous

[ skiz-uh-fahy-shuhs, -fish-uhs, skit-suh- ]
/ ˌskɪz əˈfaɪ ʃəs, -ˈfɪʃ əs, ˌskɪt sə- /

adjective

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.

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Origin of schizophyceous

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