[ fyoo-koh-zan-thin ]
/ ˌfyu koʊˈzæn θɪn /
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a brown carotenoid pigment occurring in brown algae, diatoms, and dinoflagellates.
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British Dictionary definitions for fucoxanthin
/ (ˌfjuːkəʊˈzænθɪn) /
a carotenoid pigment that gives brown algae and diatoms their colour: functions in photosynthesis. Formula: C 40 H 56 O 6 or C 40 H 60 O 6
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Scientific definitions for fucoxanthin
[ fyōō′kō-zăn′thĭn ]
A brown or olive-green carotenoid pigment, C40H60O6, found in brown algae.
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