spirulina(redirected from Spirolina)
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Any of several cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira (formerly Spirulina) that are grown in bulk, dried, and used as nutritional supplements for their high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
[New Latin Spīrulīna, genus name, from Late Latin spīrula, twisted cake; see spirula.]
(Biochemistry) any filamentous cyanobacterium of the genus Spirulina: processed as a valuable source of proteins and other nutrients
[from New Latin spirula small spiral]
spi•ru•li•na(ˌspaɪ rəˈlaɪ nə)
n., pl. -nas.
any of the blue-green algae of the genus Spirulina, sometimes added to food for its nutrient value.