stonewort

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stonewort:

see ChlorophytaChlorophyta
, phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of the photosynthetic organisms commonly known as green algae. The organisms are largely aquatic or marine.
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stonewort

[′stōn‚wȯrt]
(botany)
The common name for algae comprising the class Charophyceae, so named because most species are lime-encrusted.