chrysophyte
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chrysos + phyton plant — more at phyt- Date: 1959 golden-brown alga

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  • chrysophyte — /kris euh fuyt /, n. any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow green algae, golden brown algae, and diatoms, distinguished by having in various proportions the three pigment groups chlorophyll (green), carotene (yellow), and… …   Universalium

  • chrysophyte — noun Any golden alga (of the class Chrysophyceae) …   Wiktionary

  • chrysophyte — chryso·phyte …   English syllables

  • chrysophyte — chrys•o•phyte [[t]ˈkrɪs əˌfaɪt[/t]] n. mcr any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow green and golden brown algae and diatoms, distinguished by the three pigment groups chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll • Etymology: 1955–60; …   From formal English to slang

  • chrysophyte — ˈkrisəˌfīt noun ( s) Etymology: chrys + phyte : golden brown alga herein * * * /kris euh fuyt /, n. any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow green algae, golden brown algae, and diatoms, distinguished by having in various… …   Useful english dictionary

  • golden-brown alga — noun Date: circa 1957 any of a division (Chrysophyta) of marine and freshwater algae (as diatoms) containing yellowish green to golden brown pigments that obscure the chlorophyll called also chrysophyte, golden alga …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Paleolimnology — (Greek: paleon =old, limne =lake, logos =study) is a scientific subdiscipline closely related to both limnology and paleoecology. Palaeolimnological studies are concerned with reconstructing the paleoenvironments of inland waters (lakes and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pinguiochrysidaceae — Научная классификация Домен:  Эукариоты …   Википедия

  • golden-brown alga — noun : any alga of the major group Chrysophyta called also chrysophyte golden alga …   Useful english dictionary

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