Chlamydomonas

noun Chlam·y·do·mo·nas \ˌkla-mə-də-ˈmō-nəs\

Definition of Chlamydomonas

  1. :  a genus of solitary biflagellated plantlike flagellates or algae common in fresh water and damp soil and sometimes multiplying so freely as to be a pest about filtration plants — see chlamydomonadaceae

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Origin and Etymology of chlamydomonas

New Latin, from chlamyd- + -monas


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