fucoxanthin

[ fyoo-koh-zan-thin ]
/ ˌfyu koʊˈzæn θɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a brown carotenoid pigment occurring in brown algae, diatoms, and dinoflagellates.

Nearby words

  1. fuckup,
  2. fuckwit,
  3. fucoid,
  4. fucose,
  5. fucosidosis,
  6. fucus,
  7. fud,
  8. fuddle,
  9. fuddle-duddle,
  10. fuddled

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British Dictionary definitions for fucoxanthin

fucoxanthin

/ (ˌfjuːkəʊˈzænθɪn) /

noun

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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Science definitions for fucoxanthin

fucoxanthin

[ fyōō′kō-zănthĭn ]

A brown or olive-green carotenoid pigment, C40H60O6, found in brown algae.
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