Origin of chlorellaModern Latin ; from chlor(o)- + Classical Latin -ella, feminine diminutive suffix
Origin of chlorellaNew Latin Chl&omacron;rella, genus name, from Greek khl&omacron;ros, 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”).