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phycobiont

[fahy-koh-bahy-ont] /ˌfaɪ koʊˈbaɪ ɒnt/
noun
1.
the algae component of a lichen.
Origin
1957
1957; phyco- + -biont; see mycobiont
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phycobiont

/ˌfaɪkəʊˈbaɪɒnt/
noun
1.
(botany) the algal constituent of a lichen Compare mycobiont
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