Definition of phycobilin in English:


Line breaks: phyco|bilin
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈbʌɪlɪn


Any of a group of red or blue photosynthetic pigments present in some algae.
More example sentences
  • Unlike any other flagellate algae, they contain phycobilins as accessory photosynthetic pigments, as do red algae and cyanobacteria.
  • It is a fundamental metabolic pathway needed for biosynthesis of cytochromes, chlorophylls, phycobilins, and the corrin nucleus of vitamin B 12.
  • A second group, the Dinophysis species, have plastids containing phycobilins and chlorophyll a + c.

Definition of phycobilin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope