green alga
noun Date: 1857 any of a division (Chlorophyta) of green-colored algae that have chloroplasts and occur especially in freshwater

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green alga — noun : an alga in which the chlorophyll is not masked or characteristically obscured by other pigments; specifically : any alga of the division Chlorophyta …   Useful english dictionary

  • green alga — noun Any of very many organisms, of the division Chlorophyta, that grow in damp places; a chlorophyte …   Wiktionary

  • blue-green alga — lue green al ga pl. {blue green al gae} [from the color and resemblance to algae.] any of a group of photosynthetic microorganisms possessing characteristics of both bacteria and plants. When classed as bacteria, they are assigned to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-green alga — blü grēn n cyanobacterium …   Medical dictionary

  • yellow-green alga — noun Any alga, of the class Xanthophyceae, that have yellow carotenoid pigments as well as chlorophyll …   Wiktionary

  • blue-green alga — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : an alga of the division Cyanophyta …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow-green alga — noun : an alga of the division Chrysophyta with the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-green alga — noun Date: 1899 cyanobacterium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yellow-green alga — noun Date: 1930 any of a class (Xanthophyceae of the division Chrysophyta) of algae with the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blue-green alga — noun Any member of the cyanobacteria; a primitive photosynthetic organism similar to bacteria which is thought to have generated the first oxygen in the Earths atmosphere …   Wiktionary

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