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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Origin and Etymology of xanthophyceae

New Latin, from xanth- + -phyceae


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