Definition of Division chrysophyta
1. Noun. Mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta.
Group relationships: Kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista
Member holonyms: Golden Algae, Yellow-green Algae, Chrysophyceae, Class Chrysophyceae, Class Heterokontae, Heterokontae, Class Xanthophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Class Bacillariophyceae, Class Diatomophyceae, Diatomophyceae, Heterotrichales, Order Heterotrichales
Generic synonyms: Division
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Division Chrysophyta
Literary usage of Division chrysophyta
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1. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"... (division chrysophyta) is a golden-brown algae, which has cells united in free-swimming colonies and is commonly found in the plankton of lakes. ..."