from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blue phycobilin occurring especially in the cells of cyanobacteria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pigment from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin, an accessory pigment to chlorophyll.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A blue coloring matter found in certain algæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blue coloring matter which is present, in addition to chlorophyl, in the cells of certain algæ, and imparts to them a bluish-green color, as in the Cyanophyceæ or Phycochromacæ. It is soluble in water, but insoluble in alcohol or ether.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blue pigment in algae
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