from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Algæ; having the nature of algæ.
  • noun One of the Algæ (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Pertaining to, or like, algæ.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, or like, algae.
  • noun An alga.

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  • adjective of or relating to alga


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  • The reality was brought on by Krassen Dimitrov's analysis of Greenfuel Technologies and their algae claims, as well as conversations I have had with John Benemann, who has been involved in algal biodiesel research for many years (and was co-author of the close-out report of the U.S. Department of Energy's Aquatic Species Program.)

    Bio-default (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009

  • Calcareous red algae dominate thisarea, leading to the name algal ridge.

    Coral reef zonation 2010

  • But we would not be the least surprised to see a surge in algal blooms and their vibrio passengers over the next two weeks both inside New Orleans and along the Gulf.

    Boing Boing: September 4, 2005 - September 10, 2005 Archives 2005

  • These small aquatic life forms can grow out of control in so-called algal blooms, consuming much of the oxygen in the water, killing off fish and other marine species. 2010

  • Andrew Baker, assistant professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami who led the research into the so-called algal symbionts, said he had found some evidence to suggest thermal tolerance since he started collecting data in 1998.

    The Guardian World News 2009

  • Sea turtles die of natural causes, and are also affected by natural factors such as algal blooms.

    Sea Turtle Necropsy Results! | RedState 2010

  • In light of this gradual shift away from food-based biofuels (at least outside the U.S.), it's hardly surprising that other renewable fuels, such as algal biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol, have been receiving a lot more attention.

    Jeremy Jacquot: End of the Line for Biofuels? 2008

  • I've mentioned the exceptions to my rule before: if hydrogen is the direct product of a process such as algal photosynthesis, it makes a great deal of sense.

    The Speculist: Hydrogen Car Update 2005

  • Some of the components of the bioregenerative farm considered for application in rural regions of developing countries stem from results and experiences accomplished by using sophisticated techniques, such as algal systems for life-support space applications (3), for food production (4), for treatment of municipal wastes (5), etc.

    Chapter 17 1979

  • "If it was released into the river system inland then it cause all sort of problems, such as algal blooms."

    ABC Rural News 2010


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  • Some matter is too delicate to define

    with muted chalks or the restricted palette

    implicit in small portable tubes of gouache

    (e.g. the whitish-tallows amd wax-yellows

    and algal-greens of military flesh).

    - Peter Reading, Mnemonics, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008