phycobilin

noun

phy·​co·​bi·​lin ˌfī-kō-ˈbī-lən How to pronounce phycobilin (audio) -ˈbil-ən How to pronounce phycobilin (audio)
: any of a class of pigments that occur in the cells of algae, are active in photosynthesis, and are proteins combined with pyrrole derivatives related to the bile pigments

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“Phycobilin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phycobilin. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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