phycochrome

noun
phy·co·chrome
variants: or less commonly phycochrom \ˈfīkəˌkrōm \
plural -s

Definition of phycochrome 

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

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International Scientific Vocabulary phyc- + -chrome

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