: a genus of symbiotic plantlike flagellates (order Cryptomonadina) with yellow chromatophores that are often considered algae and are the zooxanthellae of the protoplasm of certain higher protozoans (as many radiolarians)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek chrysid-, chrysis vessel of gold (from chrysos gold) + New Latin -ella

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“Chrysidella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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