plural noun

: a family of green algae (order Volvocales) that in botanical classifications includes Chlamydomonas and related algae some of which are colored red by hematochrome

Word History


New Latin, from Chlamydomonad-, Chlamydomonas, type genus + -aceae

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“Chlamydomonadaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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