golden-brown algae


golden-brown algae
/gohl"deuhn brown'/
a group of mostly marine, motile algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, characterized by the presence of the pigments chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll, which impart golden to yellow-brown colors.
[1955-60]

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