microalgae

plural noun
mi·​cro·​algae | \ ¦mīkrō+ \

Definition of microalgae

: algae (such as diatoms or chlorellas) not visible to the unaided eye

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Other Words from microalgae

microalgal \ "+ \ adjective

First Known Use of microalgae

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microalgae

micr- + algae

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“Microalgae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microalgae. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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