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spirulina

noun spi·ru·lina \ˌspī-rə-ˈlī-nə\

Definition of SPIRULINA

:  a microscopic filamentous aquatic cyanobacterium (genus Spirulina, especially S. platensis syn. Arthrospira platensis) that is sometimes cultivated for use as food especially as a dietary supplement

Origin of SPIRULINA

New Latin, from spirula small coil, diminutive of Latin spira coil
First Known Use: 1977

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