chlo·​rel·​la | \ klə-ˈre-lə How to pronounce chlorella (audio) \

Definition of chlorella

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Like the Marine Cream, the Tri-Acid Peel also uses nourishing Padina pavonica and chlorella (another nourishing algae), but factors in a blend of lactobionic, asiatic, and mandelic acids—ingredients that gently exfoliate. Marianne Mychaskiw, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Nov. 2020 The gluten-free snack gets its deep green color from vitamin-rich spirulina and chlorella (a favorite algae in the wellness world) and isn’t just a clump of dessert-like mush disguised as nourishment. Sunset Magazine, 25 Feb. 2020 The small, effervescent capsule contains eight essential greens — spinach, kale, spiraling, chlorella, barley grass, blue-green algae, aloe vera and wheatgrass — to give you a boost and a huge dose of vitamins C, B5, B6 and B12. Grace Gavilanes,, 17 Dec. 2019 Favorite flavors: Purple Rain, with blueberries and ginger root, and Believe, a mossy green tonic supercharged with lemon balm, juniper berries, and chlorella. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 28 Aug. 2019 The bun was enriched with chlorella, a microalga, and the sauce laced with sea lettuce, another common algae. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2019 In this recipe, the matcha boosts circulation, tocos delivers high levels of vitamins D and E, chlorella detoxifies the skin, and manuka honey works as a soothing, antibacterial exfoliator. Mia Adorante Christiansen, Bon Appetit, 3 May 2018 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, 3 May 2018 For our hemp milk chai, chlorella powder plays a somewhat more subtle—but still notable—role. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, 23 Jan. 2018

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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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The first known use of chlorella was in 1904

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“Chlorella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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chlo·​rel·​la | \ klə-ˈrel-ə How to pronounce chlorella (audio) \

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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