plural noun

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

Word History


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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