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Definition of the noun alga

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noun - plural: algae / algas (rare form)

  1. primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of alga: algae
    • more generic word: protoctist = any of the unicellular protists
    • more specific terms:
      • seaweed = plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
      • golden algae = algae having the pigments chlorophyll and carotene and xanthophyll
      • yellow-green algae = any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
      • diatom = microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
      • confervoid algae = algae resembling confervae especially in having branching filaments
      • brown algae = algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
      • euglenophyte / euglenoid / euglenid = marine and freshwater green or colorless flagellate organism
      • chlorophyte / green algae = algae that are clear green in color
      • chlorella = any alga of the genus Chlorella
      • red algae = marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment
      • cryptomonad / cryptophyte = common in fresh and salt water appearing along the shore as algal blooms

Alternative definition of the noun alga


  1. [biology] Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.


algA is a gene.

Phrases with alga

  1. red alga
  2. brown alga
  3. green alga
  4. Ancistrus Alga
  5. Millepora Alga
  6. Blue-Green Alga
  7. Yellow-Green Alga
  8. Species Millepora Alga

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Google previewIntroduction to Marine Biology (2012)

by George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small

An alga is any photosynthetic organism, unicellular or ...

Google previewMarine Algae Extracts (2015)

Processes, Products, and Applications, 2 Volume Set by Se-Kwon Kim, Katarzyna Chojnacka

cava marine brown alga is a rich sauce of bioactive, antiviral [81], and anti -inflammatory [82] materials. Methanol extraction of E. cava phlorotannin promoted the osteosarcoma differentiation suggesting the high affinity of human ...

Google previewElectronic Government: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (2008)

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko

The ALGA is a member of the Online and Communication Council (OCC) formally known as Online Council, whose membership includes ministers from the Australian state and territory governments. The OCC is a forum for commonwealth, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

ample, the principal alga is a green alga, one of the ralmcllaceae, but Nostoc ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Plants & Gardening - Plants & Gardening (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

red alga Red-pigmented alga that generally lives in salt water and at greater depths than other algae; there are 4,000 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin, alga = seaweed + colere = to inhabit.) Pertaining to organisms that live in or around algae. See Habitat. Cf. Arenicolous; Fimicolous; Fungicolous; Lignicolous; Madicolous; Muscicolous; Paludicolous; Pratinicolous; ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: A-B (1999)

by S. Gangolli

moths Simulium venustum black flies Tinomiscium philippense plant Sitophilus oryzae rice weevil Tolypocladium inflatum fungus imperfectus Skeletonema costatum alga Trachelophyllum spp. protozoans Solandra nitida golden chalice ...

Google previewDictionary of Alkaloids, Second Edition with CD-ROM (1989)

by Ian W. Southon, John Buckingham

from the blue-green alga Hapalosiphonfontinalis.

from the blue-green alga Hapalosiphon fontinalis.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

the ribbon kelp, Alaria marginata, is an annual alga with high growth rates, whereas ( c) the sea cabbage kelp, Hedophyllum sessile, is a perennial alga with lower ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1G2A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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