chlo·​rel·​la klə-ˈre-lə How to pronounce chlorella (audio)
: any of a genus (Chlorella) of unicellular green algae

Examples of chlorella in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be active, feed on microalgae such as chlorella, and move, grow and reproduce, tardigrades need to be surrounded by a film of water. Laurent Palka, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2024 Besides the protein blend and greens blend from organic spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass, and chlorella, the only other ingredients are organic coconut milk powder, vanilla powder, coconut sugar, and stevia leaf extract. Kelsey Kunik, Rd, Health, 29 Dec. 2023 Green leafy vegetables and algae like spirulina and chlorella are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Jon Stojan, The Enquirer, 27 July 2023 Containing a blend of powerful ingredients such as spirulina, chlorella, and kale, this green superfood powder provides the body with a natural energy boost without relying on caffeine or other stimulants. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 June 2023 This premium powdered supplement is made with nine superfoods, including reishi and shiitake mushrooms along with carrots, spirulina, and chlorella. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 They’re infused with eight popular superfoods like spirulina, wheatgrass and chlorella for energy and immune support, but made with lulo—a tropical, citrusy fruit—to disguise the grassy flavor. Anna Haines, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 To help with recovery, both chlorella and milk thistle are also good. Emily Peck, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2022 Padina pavonica, chlorella, and ginkgo biloba are the plant actives fueling Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 12 Oct. 2022

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Word History


New Latin, genus name, from Greek chlōros

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorella was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Chlorella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


chlo·​rel·​la klə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce chlorella (audio)
: any of a genus of single-celled green algae that have been grown as a possible source of food

Medical Definition


chlo·​rel·​la klə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce chlorella (audio)
capitalized : a genus of unicellular green algae potentially a source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins
: any alga of the genus Chlorella

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