from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cyanobacterium of the genus Spirulina, valued as a food or nutritional supplement for its high protein content.
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- n. A food supplement prepared from blue-green algae of the genus Arthrospira found in soda lakes.
New Latin Spīrulīna, genus name, from Late Latin spīrula, twisted cake; see spirula.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)