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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Origin and Etymology of chlamydomonas
New Latin, from chlamyd- + -monas
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