alga

noun al·ga \ ˈal-gə \

Definition of alga

plural algae play \ˈal-(ˌ)jē\ also algas
: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

play \-gəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of alga

Latin, seaweed


ALGA Defined for Kids

alga

noun al·ga \ ˈal-gə \

Definition of alga for Students

plural algae \ˈal-ˌjē\
: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

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alga

noun al·ga \ ˈal-gə \

medical Definition of alga

plural algae play \ˈal-(ˌ)jē\ also algas
: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

play \-gəl\ adjective

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