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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluh-rel-uh]
    • /kləˈrɛl ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluh-rel-uh]
    • /kləˈrɛl ə/

Definitions of chlorella word

  • noun chlorella any microscopic unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella: some species are used in the preparation of human food 3
  • noun chlorella any of a genus (Chlorella) of microscopic, unicellular, green algae with spherical cells: several species are rich sources of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats 3
  • noun chlorella any freshwater, unicellular green alga of the genus Chlorella. 1
  • noun chlorella Any single-celled green alga, of the genus Chlorella, found especially in stagnant water; now produced commercially as a food supplement. 1

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Origin of chlorella

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
From New Latin, dating back to 1890; See origin at chlor-1, -ella

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chlorella popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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