Definition of Cryptonemiales
: an order of red algae (class Rhodophyceae) having the auxiliary cells borne on filaments that differ markedly from the vegetative filaments (as in lacking chromatophores and in being filled with dense protoplasm)
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Origin and Etymology of cryptonemiales
New Latin, from crypt- + Greek nēma thread + New Latin -i- + -ales — more at needle
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