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Definition of "cryptophyte" [cryptophyte]

  • Any plant whose buds overwinter either below ground, or under water (noun)
  • A cryptomonad (noun)

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Use "cryptophyte" in a sentence
  • "Diagram of a longitudinal section of a cryptophyte"
  • "Instead of being a self-defense mechanism, the microbes 'production of poison appears to be more closely related to growth through the ingestion of a "pre-packaged" food source, the cryptophyte cell."
  • "For the new paper, in which Sheng is lead author, the researchers used the same technique to more closely study the relationship between K. veneficum and its prey, a common, single-celled algal cell called a cryptophyte."
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