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alga

noun al·ga \ˈal-gə\
plural al·gae \ˈal-(ˌ)jē\ also algas

Definition of ALGA

:  a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms of polyphyletic origin that usually include the green, yellow-green, brown, and red algae in the eukaryotes and especially formerly the cyanobacteria in the prokaryotes
al·gal \-gəl\ adjective

Origin of ALGA

Latin, seaweed
First Known Use: 1551

alga

noun al·ga \ˈal-gə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural al·gae \ˈal-(ˌ)jē\ also algas

Medical Definition of ALGA

:  a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms of polyphyletic origin that usually include the green, yellow-green, brown, and red algae in the eukaryotes and especially formerly included the cyanobacteria in the prokaryotes
al·gal \-gəl\ adjective

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