plural noun
Rho·​do·​phy·​ce·​ae | \ ˌrōdəˈfīsēˌē \

Definition of Rhodophyceae

: a class of chiefly marine multicellular algae (division Rhodophyta) comprising algae in which red phycoerythrin and sometimes blue phycocyanin mask the chlorophyll, in which no motile form or stage exists, and in which there is a well-marked and often complex alternation of generations — compare red alga

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rhodophyceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦fīsēəs , -​¦fis-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rhodophyceae

New Latin, from rhod- + -phyceae

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“Rhodophyceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodophyceae. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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