Definition of fucus in English:
noun (plural fuciˈfyo͞osī-sē)
A seaweed of a large genus of brown algae having flat leathery fronds.
- Genus Fucus, class Phaeophyceae
- A professor of microbiology at the university discovered the bacteria earlier this year growing on fucus seaweed in the Firth of Forth.
- Species of Fucus are recorded almost world-wide.
- In 2005, it was announced that bacteria grown on Fucus have the ability to attack and kill the MRSA superbug.
Early 17th century (denoting a cosmetic): from Latin, 'rock lichen, red dye, rouge', from Greek phukos 'seaweed', of Semitic origin.
Words that rhyme with fucusLucas, mucous, mucus, Ophiuchus, soukous
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