Definition of chlamydomonas in English:


Syllabification: chlam·y·dom·o·nas
Pronunciation: /ˌklaməˈdämənəs


A common single-celled green alga that lives in water and moist soil and typically has two flagella for swimming.
  • Genus Chlamydomonas, division Chlorophyta (or phylum Plantae, 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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