Heterokont meaning

hĕt'ə-rə-kŏnt'
Any of numerous mostly aquatic organisms in the group Heterokonta, having zoospores or other swimming cells usually with a pair of flagella, one of which has brush-like extensions, and whose photosynthetic members have a distinctive form of chlorophyll. Heterokonts include the brown algae, chrysophytes, diatoms, and oomycetes.
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Any of numerous mostly aquatic organisms in the group Heterokonta, having zoospores or other swimming cells usually with a pair of flagella, one of which has brush-like extensions, and whose photosynthetic members have a distinctive form of chlorophyll. Heterokonts include the brown algae, chrysophytes, diatoms, and oomycetes.
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Origin of heterokont

  • New Latin Heterokonta taxon name Greek hetero- hetero- Greek kontos punting pole, goad (in reference to the pair of flagella) kent- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition