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seaweed

(sē′wēd′)
n.
1. Any of numerous marine algae, such as a kelp, rockweed, or gulfweed.
2. A mass of such algae.

Sargassam

Chinese medicine
A genus of brown seaweed harvested from coastal waters which is a diuretic; it is used for thyroid conditions, to reduce phlegm, and for hernia-related and testicular pain. Some data suggest that sargassam may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and have antifungal activity.

seaweed

sea plants harvested for livestock feed; claimed to be a rich source of minerals and vitamins. When fed to laying hens may discolor yolks.
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The freshwater biota has been only partially studied with little research on the stream macroalgae.
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The northern Baltic Sea area is strongly seasonally characterized, macroalgae are periodically nutrient depleted, nutrient additions are temporally variable and occur in irregular pulses in our study area (Kotta et al.
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The development and spread of the mats of sea lettuce and the other macroalgae have degraded estuarine environments.