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chlorella

[ kluh-rel-uh ]
/ kləˈrɛl ə /
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noun
any freshwater, unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella.
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Origin of chlorella

From New Latin, dating back to 1890; see origin at chlor-1, -ella

OTHER WORDS FROM chlorella

chlo·rel·la·ceous [klawr-uh-ley-shuhs, klohr-], /ˌklɔr əˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌkloʊr-/, adjective
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How to use chlorella in a sentence

  • They grow edible yeast in tanks, and chlorella in vats, and they produce an important amount of food.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • They are called Chlorella by botanists, who have studied their life-history but have not yet discovered the full cycle.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for chlorella

chlorella
/ (klɔːˈrɛlə, klə-) /

noun
any microscopic unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella: some species are used in the preparation of human food

Word Origin for chlorella

C19: from New Latin, from chloro- + Latin -ella, diminutive suffix
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