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Any of various unicellular green algae of the genus Chlorella.

[New Latin Chlōrella, genus name, from Greek khlōros, green; see chloro-.]


(klɔːˈrɛlə; klə-)
(Microbiology) any microscopic unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella: some species are used in the preparation of human food
[C19: from New Latin, from chloro- + Latin -ella, diminutive suffix]


(kləˈrɛl ə)

n., pl. -las.
any of the freshwater unicellular green algae of the genus Chlorella.
[< New Latin (1890); see chloro-1, -ella]
chlo•rel•la•ceous (ˌklɔr əˈleɪ ʃəs, ˌkloʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorella - any alga of the genus Chlorella
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
genus Chlorella - nonmotile unicellular green algae potentially important as source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins
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