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yellow-green algae

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noun Biology.

a group of common single-celled and colonial algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, having mostly yellow and green pigments, occurring in soil and on moist rocks and vegetation and also as a slime or scum on ponds and stagnant waters.

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Origin of yellow-green algae

First recorded in 1925–30
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