Definition of Phaeophyceae in English:

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Phaeophyceae

Pronunciation: /ˌfīəˈfīsē/
Botany
A class of lower plants that comprises the brown algae.
  • Class Phaeophyceae, division Heterokontophyta (or phylum Heterokonta, kingdom Protista); formerly division Phaeophyta.
Example sentences
  • For marine plants, the argument would be different if we accepted the limited overnight acid accumulation in the Phaeophyceae as CAM, in view of the large biomass production of kelp.
  • Phaeophyceae, or giant kelp, is a brown algae that is generally found in a costal, temperate, marine environment.
  • There have been known several methods for preparing alginic acid or its alkali salts from the Phaeophyceae.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek phaios 'dusky' + phukos 'seaweed'.

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Syllabification: Phae·o·phy·ce·ae

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