Definition of Isokontae
in some classifications
: a class of green algae comprising forms without motile stages or with flagella of equal length and including most of those now usually placed in Chlorophyceae — compare heterokontae
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Origin and Etymology of isokontae
New Latin, from is- + -kontae (from Greek kontos punting pole, from kentein to prick, goad); from the equal length of the flagella — more at center
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