Definition of blue-green algae in English:

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blue-green algae

plural noun

Another term for Cyanobacteria.
Example sentences
  • Then there are bacteria and blue-green algae, which differ structurally from higher organisms far more than plants differ from animals.
  • In fact, African flamingos get their pink color from eating a diet super-rich in the pinkish blue-green algae, spirulina.
  • My blood cells are a lot more like a cell from spirulina blue-green algae than they are like a flame, or a light bulb, or a sun.

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Syllabification: blue-green al·gae

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