[ fahy-koh-i-rith-rin, -er-uh-thrin ]
/ ˌfaɪ koʊ ɪˈrɪθ rɪn, -ˈɛr ə θrɪn /


a red protein pigment occurring in red algae.

Origin of phycoerythrin

1865–70; phyco- + erythr- + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for phycoerythrin

  • The colloidal solution of phycoerythrin in water has a brilliant rose-red color, with an orange fluorescence.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher