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Related to chrysophyte: golden algae
Any of numerous mostly freshwater unicellular heterokonts of the division Chrysophyta that are characteristically golden brown, having two types of chlorophyll largely masked by the pigment fucoxanthin. Also called golden alga, golden-brown alga.
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(Biology) any of the golden alga species
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any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms, distinguished by the three pigment groups chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll.
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