phycoerythrin

noun
phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin | \ˌfī-kō-ˈer-i-thrən \

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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phycoerythrin

noun
phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin | \-ˈer-i-thrən \

Medical Definition of phycoerythrin 

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

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