Zygophyceae

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

Definition of Zygophyceae

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  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

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of zygophyceae

New Latin, from zyg- + -phyceae


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