Zygophyceae

plural noun

Zy·​go·​phy·​ce·​ae
ˌzīgəˈfīsēˌē,
ˌzig-,
-ˈfis-
in some especially former classifications
: a class that comprises greenish unicellular or filamentous algae having conspicuous chromatophores and multiplying by simple division and by conjugation and that includes the desmids and pond scums and usually also the diatoms compare zygnematales
zygophyceous
¦⸗⸗¦fishəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from zyg- + -phyceae

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“Zygophyceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygophyceae. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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