phycocyanin

noun

phy·​co·​cy·​a·​nin ˌfī-kō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce phycocyanin (audio)
: any of various bluish-green protein pigments found in cyanobacteria

Examples of phycocyanin in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary phyco- + cyan- + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phycocyanin was in 1875

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“Phycocyanin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phycocyanin. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

phycocyanin

noun
phy·​co·​cy·​a·​nin ˌfī-kō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce phycocyanin (audio)
: any of various bluish green protein pigments in the cells of cyanobacteria

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