yellow-green alga

plural yellow-green algae also yellow-green algas

Definition of yellow-green alga

: any of a class (Xanthophyceae of the division Chrysophyta) of algae with the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment

First Known Use of yellow-green alga

1930, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2021

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“Yellow-green alga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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