Definitions for spirulinaˌspaɪ rəˈlaɪ nə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
spi•ru•li•naˌspaɪ rəˈlaɪ nə(n.)(pl.)-nas.
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
A food supplement prepared from blue-green algae of the genus Arthrospira found in soda lakes
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
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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