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alga

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noun al·ga \ˈal-gə\

Definition of alga

plural

algae

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algas

  1. :  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

algal

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Origin and Etymology of alga

Latin, seaweed


First Known Use: 1551


ALGA Defined for Kids

alga

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noun al·ga \ˈal-gə\

Definition of alga for Students

plural

algae

\ˈal-ˌjē\
  1. :  any of a large group of simple plants and plant-like organisms (as a seaweed) that usually grow in water and produce chlorophyll like plants but do not produce seeds




Medical Dictionary

alga

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noun al·ga \ˈal-gə\

Medical Definition of alga

plural

algae

\ˈal-(ˌ)jē\play also

algas

  1. :  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

algal

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