plural noun
Chlo·​ro·​phy·​ce·​ae | \ ˈfis- \

Definition of Chlorophyceae

: a class of algae (division Chlorophyta) distinguished chiefly by having a clear green color, their chlorophyll being masked or altered little or not at all by other pigments

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Other Words from Chlorophyceae

chlorophycean \ ¦⸗⸗¦fīshən , -​¦fish-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chlorophyceae

New Latin, from chlor- + -phyceae

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“Chlorophyceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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