noun Chi·lom·o·nas \kīˈlämənəs\

Definition of Chilomonas

  1. :  genus of small colorless freshwater plantlike flagellates (family Cryptomonadidae) with two anterior flagella and without pyrenoids that have been much used in biological research

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Origin and Etymology of chilomonas

New Latin, from chil- + -monas

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capable of being understood in two ways

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