haptophyte

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Etymology[edit]

hapto- (binding) +‎ -phyte (plant)

Noun[edit]

haptophyte (plural haptophytes)

  1. (botany) A kind of unicellular marine phytoplankton, typically covered in tiny scales or plates composed of carbohydrates and calcium deposits.

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