Definition of Algae

1. Noun. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.




Definition of Algae

1. Noun. (irregular plural of alga) ¹

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Definition of Algae

1. alga [n] - See also: alga

Medical Definition of Algae

1. Algae represent a group of lower plants, including the Rhodophyta, (red algae), Chlorophyta (green algae), Phaeophyta (brown algae) and Chrysophyta (diatoms). They are spore-propagating plants, unicellular or undifferentiated into root, stem, and leaf. They include seaweed and many unicellular fresh water plants, most of which contain chlorophyll. They account for about 90% of the earth's photosynthetic activity. (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algae

alfilarias
alfileria
alfilerias
alfione
alfisol
alfisols
alfoil
alforja
alforjas
alforsite
alfredo
alfresco
alfs
alga
algaculture
algae (current term)
algaecidal
algaecide
algaecides
algaes
algal
algal bloom
algal mat
algal oxidation pond
algals
algaroba
algarobas
algarobilla
algaroth
algarovilla

Literary usage of Algae

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"THE appearance of the fourth edition of Engler's ' Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien ' (whose preface is dated May, 1904, although so far as the green algae are ..."

2. Report (1905)
"If this strength would kill filamentous algae and leave unharmed higher algae (as Chara), or other aquatic plants, it would be a useful method of keeping ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"The collector SCHAUINSLAND spent three months on the island of Laysan and made extensive collections of the algae of that island, of Oahu, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The attachment organ of algae is thus more properly called a holdfast, and is found to be of very varied structure. It generally takes the form of a single ..."

5. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER V BLUE-GREEN algae (CYANOPHYCEAE) BY EDGAR W. OLIVE Curator of Ike Brooklyn Botanic Garden THE blue-green algae are found principally in fresh ..."

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