chlo·​rel·​la | \klə-ˈre-lə \

Definition of chlorella 

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

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Add to a small ceramic bowl 1⁄2 tablespoon tocotrienols, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon chlorella and mix well with the brush. Mia Adorante Christiansen, Bon Appetit, "5 Ways to Get Your Skin as Psyched About Spring as You Are," 3 May 2018 For our hemp milk chai, chlorella powder plays a somewhat more subtle—but still notable—role. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Chlorella Powder and Why Do We Love It?," 23 Jan. 2018 Add to a small ceramic bowl ½ tablespoon tocotrienols, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon chlorella and mix well with the brush. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "5 Ways to Feel Better Now, According to CAP Beauty’s New Book," 2 Apr. 2018 Their Green Adaptogen Powder claims to boost energy and strengthen immunity with suma, maca, and chlorella. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "Are These Green Powders as Good for Us as They Claim?," 31 Oct. 2017 This cream gets great reviews for its ability to prevent wrinkles using chlorella extract, an ingredient that has gotten good results in scientific studies. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Moisturizing Your Neck," 31 Oct. 2017 Greens proved to be the most beneficial, particularly the combination of spinach, spirulina, aloe vera, wheatgrass, blue-green algae, barley grass, chlorella, and kale, which is what her effervescent 8Greens tablet is made out of. Christina Liao, Vogue, "4 Healthy Recipes From American Model Turned British Aristocrat Dawn Russell," 13 Sep. 2017 Combine one teaspoon of matcha and one teaspoon of chlorella in a small bowl. 2. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "6 Super-Easy Homemade Face Masks for Glowing Skin," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of chlorella

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlorella

New Latin, genus name, from Greek chlōros

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chlo·​rel·​la | \klə-ˈrel-ə \

Medical Definition of chlorella 

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

2 : any alga of the genus Chlorella

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