golden-brown alga

variants: or golden alga
plural golden-brown algae or golden algae also golden-brown algas or golden algas

Definition of golden-brown alga

: any of a division (Chrysophyta) of marine and freshwater algae (such as diatoms) containing yellowish-green to golden-brown pigments that obscure the chlorophyll

called also chrysophyte

First Known Use of golden-brown alga

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden-brown alga was circa 1957

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4 Oct 2021

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“Golden-brown alga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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