Cryptonemiales

plural noun

Cryp·​to·​ne·​mi·​a·​les
ˌkriptəˌnēmēˈā(ˌ)lēz
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from crypt- + Greek nēma thread + New Latin -i- + -ales

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“Cryptonemiales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cryptonemiales. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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