fucus

noun fu·cus \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of fucus

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


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fucus

noun fu·cus \ ˈfyü-kəs \

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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