Chlamydomonas

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

Definition of Chlamydomonas 

: 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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New Latin, from chlamyd- + -monas

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