Chrysophyta

plural noun Chry·soph·y·ta \ krə̇ˈsäfətə \

Definition of Chrysophyta

: a division or other category of algaewith pigments localized in yellowish green to golden brown chromatophores and usually with a cell wall made up of overlapping halves and that includes the classes Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, and Bacillariophyceae

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Origin and Etymology of chrysophyta

New Latin, from chrys- + -phyta


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