Pyrrophyta

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

Definition of Pyrrophyta

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pyrrophyta

New Latin, from pyrrh- + -phyta


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