Cryptophyceae

plural noun Cryp·to·phy·ce·ae \ ˌkriptəˈfīsēˌē , -fis- \

Definition of Cryptophyceae

:a class of motile usually brownish green algae that are sometimes included among the Pyrrophyta and that have asymmetrical compressed cells enclosed in a firm periplast and with the two slightly unequal flagella inserted laterally or terminally

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Origin and Etymology of cryptophyceae

New Latin, from crypt- + -phyceae


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