brown alga

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brown alga

noun

Definition of BROWN ALGA

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

First Known Use of BROWN ALGA

circa 1899

brown alga

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BROWN ALGA

: 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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