phycochrome

noun phy·co·chrome \ˈfīkəˌkrōm\
variants: less commonly

phycochrom

\ˈfīkəˌkrōm\

Definition of phycochrome

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a mixture of chlorophyll and phycocyanin that is the characteristic coloring matter of blue-green algae

  2. 2 :  blue-green alga

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Origin and Etymology of phycochrome

International Scientific Vocabulary phyc- + -chrome


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