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Search Results for: diatom

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More

Diatomaceous earth

Definition noun A type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the... Read More

Phytoplankton

Definition noun Photosynthetic (plant-like) constituent of plankton, mainly comprised of unicellular... Read More

Chrysophyta

Definition noun (phycology) A phylum comprised of chrysophytes (golden algae), xanthophytes (yellow-green algae), and... Read More

Golden algae

In phycology, the golden algae are algal species that are found mostly in freshwater. They are also called the chrysophytes.... Read More

Mineral

Definition noun plural: minerals min·er·al, ˈmɪn.əɹ.əl Any of the various naturally-occurring abiogenic substances,... Read More

Chitin

Definition noun plural: chitin chi·tin, ˈkaɪtɪn (1) A polymer of nitrogen-containing polysaccharide (C8H13O5N)n... Read More

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... Read More

Microalgae

Microalgae are microscopic algae. They are single-celled algae that may exist independently or in colonies. They are... Read More