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Meaning of ALGAE

Pronunciation:  'aljee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

ALGAE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alga
 See Also: brown algae, chlorella, chlorophyte, confervoid algae, cryptomonad, cryptophyte, diatom, euglenid, euglenoid, euglenophyte, golden algae, green algae, protoctist, red algae, seaweed, yellow-green algae



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is a large group of diverse unicellular and multicellular aquatic plants; they grow in both fresh water and seawater and are used commercially as a source of thickeners (agar, agarose, algin, carrageenan) and pigments such as beta carotene. Some countries harvest them as food; Spirulina is produced by Israel and Mexico, and the Japanese consume some species of Chlorella. Some species of algae are important commercial pests because they clog pipes and foul pools and reservoirs.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: autophyte, bean, bracken, brown algae, climber, conferva, confervoid, creeper, diatom, dulse, Ectocarpales, fern, fruits and vegetables, fucoid, fucus, fungi, fungus, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, Iceland moss, Irish moss, ivy, kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, molds, moss, mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte, Phaeophyceae, phytoplankton, plankton, planktonic algae, plant families, pond scum, puffball, pulse, red algae, reindeer moss, rockweed, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, scum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, smut, succulent, thallogens, toadstool, vetch, vine, wort, wrack