plural noun Iso·kon·tae

Definition of Isokontae

in some classifications

  1. :  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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