zoochlorella

noun zoo·chlorella \¦zōə+\

Definition of zoochlorella

plural

zoochlorellae

  1. :  any of various minute green algae (genus Chlorella) that habitually live symbiotically within the cytoplasm of some protozoans and other invertebrates

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Origin and Etymology of zoochlorella

New Latin, from zo- + Chlorella


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