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chlorella

[kluh-rel-uh] /kləˈrɛl ə/
noun
1.
any freshwater, unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella.
Origin of chlorella
1890
From New Latin, dating back to 1890; See origin at chlor-1, -ella
Related forms
chlorellaceous
[klawr-uh-ley-shuh s, klohr-] /ˌklɔr əˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌkloʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • He could get a chlorella substitute for half a credit, but he'll still buy the steak if he can afford it.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • They grow edible yeast in tanks, and chlorella in vats, and they produce an important amount of food.

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British Dictionary definitions for chlorella

chlorella

/klɔːˈrɛlə; klə-/
noun
1.
any microscopic unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella: some species are used in the preparation of human food
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from chloro- + Latin -ella, diminutive suffix
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