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fucus

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noun fu·cus \ˈfyü-kəs\

Definition of fucus

  1. 1 obsolete :  a face paint

  2. 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 and Etymology of fucus

Latin, seaweed, archil, dye obtained from archil, from Greek phykos


First Known Use: 1591


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fucus

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noun fu·cus \ˈfyü-kəs\

Medical Definition of fucus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (family Fucaceae) of cartilaginous brown algae used in the kelp industry

  2. 2:  any brown alga of the genus Fucus; broadly :  any of various brown algae




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