Clorella

Education of chlorella under the microscope in Lab.

Chlorella vulgaris

Chlorella (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

A use as a common noun of the genus name Chlorella.

Noun

chlorella (plural chlorellae or chlorellas)

  1. Any single-celled green alga, of the genus Chlorella, found especially in stagnant water; now produced commercially as a food supplement.
    • 2002, Paul Pitchford, Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, North Atlantic Books →ISBN, page 233
      Many people use chlorella for a nutrient factor isolated in the 1950s and not available in other green foods: "Chlorella Growth Factor" (CGF). CGF is related to the special nature of chlorella's nucleic acid. The nucleic acid in the human body  ...

References

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