variants or phycophein
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Phycophaein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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