plural noun
Cryp·​to·​mo·​nad·​i·​dae | \ -nadəˌdē \

Definition of Cryptomonadidae

: a large family (order Cryptomonadina) of chiefly freshwater and holophytic plantlike flagellates with the anterior end truncate and two anterior flagella — see chilomonas

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History and Etymology for Cryptomonadidae

New Latin, from Cryptomonad-, Cryptomonas, type genus + -idae

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“Cryptomonadidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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