Definitions for spirulinaˌspaɪ rəˈlaɪ nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spi•ru•li•naˌspaɪ rəˈlaɪ nə(n.)(pl.)-nas.

  1. any of the blue-green algae of the genus Spirulina, sometimes added to food for its nutrient value.

    Category: Nutrition, Microbiology

Origin of spirulina:

< NL, =spīrul(a) small coil (see spiral , -ule ) + L -īna, fem. of -īnus -ine3; so called from their corkscrew shape


  1. spirulina(Noun)

    A food supplement prepared from blue-green algae of the genus Arthrospira found in soda lakes


  1. Spirulina

    Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that can be consumed by humans and animals and is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. Arthrospira is cultivated worldwide; used as a dietary supplement as well as a whole food; and is available in tablet, flake and powder form. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium and poultry industries.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Spirulina

    A genus of filamentous CYANOBACTERIA found in most lakes and ponds. It has been used as a nutritional supplement particularly due to its high protein content.

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