Cryptomonadidae

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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