heterokont(redirected from Heterokonta)
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Any of numerous mostly aquatic organisms in the group Heterokonta, having zoospores or other swimming cells usually with a pair of flagella, one of which has brush-like extensions, and whose photosynthetic members have a distinctive form of chlorophyll. Heterokonts include the brown algae, chrysophytes, diatoms, and oomycetes. Also called stramenopile.
(Botany) any organism that possesses two flagella of unequal length. Heterokonts include diatoms and some other algae
(Botany) possessing two flagella of unequal length