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any of various symbiotic yellow-green or yellow–brown algae in the cytoplasm of certain radiolarians and marine invertebrates.

1889, from German (Brandt, 1881), from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + xantho- (see xanthous) + Latin suffix -ella.


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