Chrys·​i·​del·​la | \ ˌkrisəˈdelə\

Definition of Chrysidella

: 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)

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History and Etymology for Chrysidella

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

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