Adjective "algal" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈalɡəl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'The diet of Daphnia was supplemented with an algal suspension of Chlorella SP.'
  2. 'After their split from the green algae, a red algal cell was engulfed by a nonphotosynthetic protist and reduced to a plastid.'

Definitions

1. any of numerous groups of chlorophyll-containing, mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms ranging from microscopic single-celled forms to multicellular forms 100 feet (30 meters) or more long, distinguished from plants by the absence of true roots, stems, and leaves and by a lack of nonreproductive cells in the reproductive structures: classified into the six phyla Euglenophyta, Crysophyta, Pyrrophyta, Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta, and Rhodophyta.|

More examples(as adjective)

"blooms can be algal."

"growths can be algal."

"ridges can be algal."

"mats can be algal."

"cells can be algal."

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Origin

(algae)