Definition of spirulina
: a microscopic filamentous aquatic cyanobacterium (genus Spirulina, especially S. platensis synonym Arthrospira platensis) that is sometimes cultivated for use as food especially as a dietary supplement
Origin and Etymology of spirulina
New Latin, from spirula small coil, diminutive of Latin spira coil
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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