golden-brown alga

noun

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, golden alga

First Known Use of golden-brown alga

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden-brown alga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden-brown%20alga. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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