Xanthophyceae

plural noun
Xan·​tho·​phy·​ce·​ae

Definition of Xanthophyceae

: a class of algae (division Chrysophyta) in which the green pigments of the chromatophores are partially masked by xanthophyll and reserves are commonly stored in the form of oil and which comprise the yellow-green algae

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History and Etymology for Xanthophyceae

New Latin, from xanth- + -phyceae

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“Xanthophyceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xanthophyceae. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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