Origin of chlorellaModern Latin from chlor(o)- + Classical Latin -ella, feminine diminutive suffix
Origin of chlorellaNew Latin Chlōrella genus name from Greek khlōros green ; see chloro- .
- Any single-celled green alga, of the genus Chlorella, found especially in stagnant water; now produced commercially as a food supplement.
A use as a common noun of the genus name Chlorella.
New Latin chlōrella, the feminine form of chlōrellus, the diminutive form of chlōrus, from the Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōros, “green”).