Definition of cryptomonad in English:

cryptomonad

noun

Biology
  • Any of a group of flattened elliptical flagellates, formerly regarded as protozoans by zoologists or as green algae by botanists, and typically characterized by chloroplasts and two flagella.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Pritchard (1804–1882), microscopist. From crypto- + monad.

Pronunciation

cryptomonad

/ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)ˈmɒnad//ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)ˈməʊnad/