phycoerythrin

noun

phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin ˌfī-kō-ˈer-i-thrən How to pronounce phycoerythrin (audio)
: any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phycoerythrin was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Phycoerythrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phycoerythrin. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

phycoerythrin

noun
phy·​co·​er·​y·​thrin -ˈer-i-thrən How to pronounce phycoerythrin (audio)
: any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae

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