[ UK /ˈælɡɐ/ ]
  1. primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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How To Use alga In A Sentence

  • Red algae are red because of the presence of the pigment phycoerythrin; this pigment reflects red light and absorbs blue light.
  • The League Against Cruel Sports issued a statement Wednesday calling on Ottawa to "take steps to end the immense cruelty to animals in events such as calf-roping, which is practised at rodeos including the Calgary Stampede. CTV BritishColumbiaHome
  • The inner reef, where we do walk, is actually composed of coralline algae, calcium-rich plants that form rock-hard ledges.
  • A British fleet defeated the French at Trafalgar.
  • We have virtually no fossils of tropical fleshy algae, especially the small soft epilithic species that characterize primary productivity on modern reefs.
  • I was studying a phenomenon known since 1908 as the phototaxy of chloroplasts: the property of some algae living at the surface of ponds to orient their large unique chloroplast according to the intensity of light; if the light was too intense, the chloroplast turned inside the tubular cell to present its edge. Luc Montagnier - Autobiography
  • In deeper waters, not enough light penetrates the depths, which means the reef's main food producers, algae and plankton, cannot photosynthesize.
  • Forsooth, I knew not you had so much of ingenious art; algates, the toy is somewhat ghastly. The Last of the Barons — Volume 06
  • Tickets for other Amalgamation matches should soon be available and it is hoped that more extensive advertising and a reduced number of contests at favoured venues will see a reverse in the dwindling attendances.
  • That complete dependence on each other, which insures habits of confidence and forbearance, is more easily acquired while the first dream of love lasts; and tastes and tempers amalgamate better in the end when there are no witnesses to observe that they do not quite fit at first. The Semi-Attached Couple
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