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Meaning of chilomonad

chi•lom•o•nad

Pronunciation: (kī-lom'u-nad"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the colorless protozoalike algae of the genus Chilomonas (phylum Cryptophyta), chiefly saprozoic flagellates found in fresh waters that have become stagnant: popular in laboratory studies.
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