brown alga
noun Date: circa 1899 any of a division (Phaeophyta) of variable mostly marine algae with chlorophyll masked by brown pigment

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  • brown alga — n any of a major taxonomic group (Phaeophyta) of variable mostly marine algae (as a laminaria) with chlorophyll masked by brown pigment see ALGIN, LAMINARIN …   Medical dictionary

  • brown alga — noun : an alga of the division Phaeophyta * * * an alga of the class Phaeophyceae, usually brown owing to the presence of brown pigments in addition to the chlorophyll. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown alga — an alga of the class Phaeophyceae, usually brown owing to the presence of brown pigments in addition to the chlorophyll. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • brown alga — noun Any of many seaweeds of the class Phaeophyceae …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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

  • Brown algae — Temporal range: 150–0 Ma[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • brown algae — pl.n. any of a class (Phaeophyceae, division Chromophycota) of large, photosynthetic, marine thallophytic algae, including kelp and fucus, having a brown pigment that obscures the green color of chlorophyll * * * ▪ alga class       members of the …   Universalium

  • brown algae — noun algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments • Hypernyms: ↑alga, ↑algae • Hyponyms: ↑kelp, ↑fucoid, ↑fucoid algae, ↑rockweed, ↑serrated wrack, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alga — noun (plural algae; also algas) Etymology: Latin, seaweed Date: 1551 a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll containing nonvascular organisms of polyphyletic origin that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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