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|Noun||1.||class Charophyceae - in some classifications: contains only the order Charales|
Chlorophyta, division Chlorophyta - large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
Charales, order Charales - small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis: stoneworts
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders