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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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