Zygophyceae

plural noun
Zy·go·phy·ce·ae | \ˌzīgəˈfīsēˌē, ˌzig-, -ˈfis-\

Definition of Zygophyceae 

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

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Other Words from Zygophyceae

zygophyceous \¦⸗⸗¦fishəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Zygophyceae

New Latin, from zyg- + -phyceae

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