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phycocyanin

[ fahy-koh-sahy-uh-nin ]
/ ˌfaɪ koʊˈsaɪ ə nɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a blue protein pigment, found in algae, involved in the process of photosynthesis.
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Origin of phycocyanin

First recorded in 1870–75; phyco- + cyan-1 + -in2
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