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al·ga

 (ăl′gə)
n. pl. al·gae (-jē)
Any of numerous photosynthetic organisms of aquatic or moist habitats, ranging in size from single-celled diatoms to large seaweeds such as kelp, and characterized by a lack of complex organs and tissues. Once classified within the plant kingdom, the algae are now considered to include several unrelated groups belonging to different kingdoms.

[Latin, seaweed.]

al′gal (ăl′gəl) adj.

algae

(ˈældʒiː)
pl n, sing alga (ˈælɡə)
(Biology) unicellular or multicellular organisms formerly classified as plants, occurring in fresh or salt water or moist ground, that have chlorophyll and other pigments but lack true stems, roots, and leaves. Algae, which are now regarded as protoctists, include the seaweeds, diatoms, and spirogyra
[C16: from Latin, plural of alga seaweed, of uncertain origin]
algal adj

al•gae

(ˈæl dʒi)

n.pl., sing. -ga (-gə).
any of numerous groups of eukaryotic one-celled or colonial organisms that contain chlorophyll, usu. flourishing in aquatic or damp environments and lacking true roots, stems, or leaves: includes seaweeds, pond scum, and many plankton.
[1545–55; < New Latin, pl. of Latin alga seaweed]
al′gal, adj.

algae

Plantlike organisms, mainly microscopic but also including seaweeds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leavesalgae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
protoctist - any of the unicellular protists
seaweed - plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
golden algae - algae having the pigments chlorophyll and carotene and xanthophyll
yellow-green algae - any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
diatom - microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
confervoid algae - algae resembling confervae especially in having branching filaments
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
euglenid, euglenoid, euglenophyte - marine and freshwater green or colorless flagellate organism
chlorophyte, green algae - algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
chlorella - any alga of the genus Chlorella
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
cryptomonad, cryptophyte - common in fresh and salt water appearing along the shore as algal blooms

algae

Algae

bladderwrack, brown algae, carrageen, carragheen, or carageen, diatom, dinoflagellate, dulse, euglena, fucoid or fucus, green algae, gulfweed, Iceland moss, Irish moss, kelp, laver, lichen, oarweed, phytoplankton or plankton, red algae, reindeer moss, rockweed, sargasso or sargassum, sea lettuce, sea tangle, seaweed, sea wrack, spirogyra, stonewort, wrack
Translations
طُحْلُب، طَحَالِب
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algae

[ˈældʒiː] nalgues fpl

algae

plAlgen pl

algae

[ˈældʒiː] nplalghe fpl

algae

(ˈӕldʒiː) , (algiː) noun, noun singular or plural
alga (ˈӕlgə) singular a group of simple plants which includes seaweed.
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