Meaning of chrysomonad

chry•som•o•nad

Pronunciation: (kri-som'u-nad"), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. any golden-yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown.
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