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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New Latin, from chrys- + -phyta

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