fucus

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fu·cus

noun \ˈfyü-kəs\

Definition of FUCUS

1
obsolete :  a face paint
2
[New Latin, genus name, from Latin] :  any of a genus (Fucus) of leathery marine brown algae of rocky intertidal zones that are a source of algin and have been used as fertilizer; broadly :  any of various brown algae — compare rockweed

Origin of FUCUS

Latin, seaweed, archil, dye obtained from archil, from Greek phykos
First Known Use: 1591

fu·cus

noun \ˈfyü-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FUCUS

1
capitalized : a genus (family Fucaceae) of cartilaginous brown algae used in the kelp industry
2
: any brown alga of the genus Fucus; broadly : any of various brown algae

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