plural noun
Pyr·​roph·​y·​ta | \ pə̇ˈräfətə \

Definition of Pyrrophyta

: a division or other category of algae comprising yellowish-green to golden-brown algae that are mostly unicellular and biflagellate, that form starch, starchy compounds, or oil as food reserves, and that include the dinoflagellates and cryptomonads

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History and Etymology for Pyrrophyta

New Latin, from pyrrh- + -phyta

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“Pyrrophyta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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