Definition of chlamydomonas in English:


Line breaks: chlamy¦do|mo¦nas
Pronunciation: /ˌklamɪdəˈməʊnəs

noun (plural same)

  • A common single-celled green alga which typically has two flagella for swimming, living in water and moist soil.
    • Genus Chlamydomonas, division Chlorophyta (or phylum Chlorophyta, kingdom Protista)
    More example sentences
    • However, the potential of the unicellular green alga chlamydomonas in selection systems has been studied most.
    • Chlamydomonas has nothing to do with Chlamydia, by the way.
    • The PKA protein in Chlamydomonas flagella has not been purified.


late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek khlamus, khlamud- 'cloak' + monas (see monad).

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