from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various unicellular green algae of the genus Chlorella, easily cultured and often used in studies of photosynthesis and other experiments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any single-celled green alga, of the genus Chlorella, found especially in stagnant water; now produced commercially as a food supplement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of unicellular grass-green algæ occurring in symbiotic relationship with Hydra, Paramœcium, Ophrydium, and similar forms; the ‘yellow cell’ of Radiolaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any alga of the genus Chlorella
New Latin Chlōrella, genus name, from Greek khlōros, green; see chloro-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A use as a common noun of the genus name Chlorella. (Wiktionary)