Definition of fucoid in English:
A brown seaweed or fossil plant of a group to which bladderwrack belongs.
- Order Fucales, class Phaeophyceae, including genus Fucus
- This suggests a rapid, recent evolution of at least northern hemisphere temperate fucoids.
- It is well known that most fucoids are prevented from establishing on exposed shores by limpet grazing.
- Without grazers to remove them, the faster growing epiphytes could outcompete fucoids by covering all surfaces or at least covering enough surface area to decrease photosynthetic activity of Fucus.
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Relating to or resembling a brown seaweed, especially a fucoid.
- Ceratopteris spores, like fucoid zygotes, divide unequally to produce a small rhizoid cell and a larger cell that develops into the thallus.
- In the fucoid zygote, polarization events can be triggered by a range of stimuli, including unidirectional light and fertilization.
- The zygotes of the fucoid brown algae have long been studied by developmental biologists in an effort to understand how cellular polarity arises.
Definition of fucoid in:
- US English dictionary
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