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phycobiont

[ fahy-koh-bahy-ont ]
/ ˌfaɪ koʊˈbaɪ ɒnt /
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noun

the algae component of a lichen.

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Origin of phycobiont

First recorded in 1957; phyco- + -biont
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British Dictionary definitions for phycobiont

phycobiont
/ (ˌfaɪkəʊˈbaɪɒnt) /

noun

botany the algal constituent of a lichenCompare mycobiont
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