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[kri-som-uh-nad] /krɪˈsɒm əˌnæd/

noun, Biology.
any golden-yellow to brown freshwater algae of the class Chrysomonadales (phylum Chrysophyta), living singly or in colonies; blooms may color the water brown.


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