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brown alga

noun

Definition of brown alga

  1. :  any of a division (Phaeophyta) of variable mostly marine algae with chlorophyll masked by brown pigment



Circa 1899

First Known Use of brown alga

circa 1899


Medical Dictionary

brown alga

noun

Medical Definition of brown alga

  1. :  any of a major taxonomic group (Phaeophyta) of variable mostly marine algae (as a laminaria) with chlorophyll masked by brown pigment—see algin, laminarin




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