noun Etymology: New Latin, from spirula small coil, diminutive of Latin spira coil Date: 1977 a microscopic filamentous aquatic cyanobacterium (genus Spirulina, especially S. platensis syn. Arthrospira platensis) that is sometimes cultivated for use as food especially as a dietary supplement

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