phycocyanin

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phy·​co·​cy·​a·​nin | \ ˌfī-kō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce phycocyanin (audio) \

Definition of phycocyanin

: any of various bluish-green protein pigments found in cyanobacteria

First Known Use of phycocyanin

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phycocyanin

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

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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 27 Sep. 2021.

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phycocyanin

noun
phy·​co·​cy·​a·​nin | \ ˌfī-kō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce phycocyanin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phycocyanin

: any of various bluish green protein pigments in the cells of cyanobacteria

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