Isokontae

plural noun
Iso·​kon·​tae

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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History and Etymology for Isokontae

New Latin, from is- + -kontae (from Greek kontos punting pole, from kentein to prick, goad); from the equal length of the flagella

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“Isokontae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Isokontae. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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