phycophaein

noun
phy·​co·​phae·​in
variants: or phycophein \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈfēə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of phycophaein

: a brown pigment in the cells of brown algae (as the kelps) now believed to be no more than a postmortem oxidation product of fucosan

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History and Etymology for phycophaein

International Scientific Vocabulary phyc- + -phaein, -phein (from Greek phaios dusky + International Scientific Vocabulary -in)

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“Phycophaein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phycophaein. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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