Definition of chlorella in English:

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chlorella

Pronunciation: /kləˈrelə/

noun

Biology
A common single-celled green alga of both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, frequently turning stagnant water an opaque green.
  • Genus Chlorella, division Chlorophyta (or phylum Chlorophyta, kingdom Protista).
Example sentences
  • These include but are not limited to: chlorella, blue-green algae, spirulina from California or Hawaii, AFA blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae), kelp, nori, green barley, wheat grass and alfalfa.
  • Help replace the energy boost you got from cigarettes by taking 2 to 3 g of chlorella, a nutrient-rich algae, daily.
  • Grasses, including barley, oat, rye, wheat grass, and alfalfa - technically a legume - are generally higher in fiber, while water greens like spirulina and chlorella tend to be higher in protein.

Origin

Modern Latin, diminutive of Greek khlōros 'green'.

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Syllabification: chlo·rel·la

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