a combining form meaning “seaweed,” “algae,” used in the formation of compound words: phycochrome.
- phumiphon aduldet,
Origin of phyco-
< Greek phȳko-, combining form representing phŷkos seaweed
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Word Origin for phyco-
from Greek phukos
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word-forming element in science meaning "seaweed, algae," from Latinized comb. form of Greek phykos "seaweed, sea wrack."
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