plural noun, singular al·ga [al-guh] /ˈæl gə/.
Origin of algae
Examples from the Web for algal
Contemporary Examples of algal
Earlier this month, Toledo, Ohio, watched its municipal water supply descend into an undrinkable stew of algal toxins.Are Water Filters B.S.?
August 19, 2014
Historical Examples of algal
The algal host cells lie in the medulla, just below the upper cortex.
The chains of cells are usually badly broken up, and the nature of the algal host is, therefore, difficult to distinguish.
The algal hosts are usually Dactylococcus or Polycoccus, and both hosts are sometimes found in the same thallus.
It was, therefore, most desirable to devise a method of ridding the bed of algal growth without injuring the cress.
This only killed the algal growth with which the particles of copper came in contact and left the main body of alg unaffected.
pl n singular alga (ˈælɡə)
Word Origin for algae
(plural), 1794, from alga (singular), 1550s, from Latin alga "seaweed," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "to putrefy, rot."