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chlorella

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noun chlo·rel·la \klə-ˈre-lə\

Definition of chlorella

  1. :  any of a genus (Chlorella) of unicellular green algae



Origin and Etymology of chlorella

New Latin, genus name, from Greek chlōros


First Known Use: 1904


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chlorella

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noun chlo·rel·la \klə-ˈrel-ə\

Medical Definition of chlorella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of unicellular green algae potentially a source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins

  2. 2:  any alga of the genus Chlorella




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