phycoerythrin

noun
phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin | \ ˌfī-kō-ˈer-i-thrən How to pronounce phycoerythrin (audio) \

Definition of phycoerythrin

: any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae

First Known Use of phycoerythrin

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phycoerythrin

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

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The first known use of phycoerythrin was in 1866

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“Phycoerythrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phycoerythrin. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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phycoerythrin

noun
phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin | \ -ˈer-i-thrən How to pronounce phycoerythrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phycoerythrin

: any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae

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