blue-green alga
noun Date: 1899 cyanobacterium

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  • 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

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

  • blue-green algae — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-greenalga — blue green alga (blo͞oʹgrēn ) n. See cyanobacterium. * * * …   Universalium

  • blue — 1. adj., n., & v. adj. 1 having a colour like that of a clear sky. 2 sad, depressed; (of a state of affairs) gloomy, dismal (feel blue; blue times). 3 indecent, pornographic (a blue film). 4 with bluish skin through cold, fear, anger, etc. 5 Brit …   Useful english dictionary

  • fission alga — noun : blue green alga …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cyanobacteria — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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