prochlorophyte

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Etymology[edit]

pro- (earlier, prior) +‎ chlorophyte, from chloro- (green) +‎ -phyte (plant)

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Noun[edit]

prochlorophyte (plural prochlorophytes)

  1. (biology) a bright green cyanobacterium of the class Prochlorophyta, distinguished by the presence of both chlorophyll a and b and the lack of phycobilins (and so resembling the chloroplasts of higher plants)