blue-green algae

noun
predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑cyanobacteria
Derivationally related forms: ↑cyanobacterial (for: ↑cyanobacteria)
Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria
Hyponyms: ↑nostoc, ↑trichodesmium
Member Holonyms: ↑class Cyanobacteria, ↑Cyanophyceae, ↑class Cyanophyceae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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