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phycocyanin

[fahy-koh-sahy-uh-nin] /ˌfaɪ koʊˈsaɪ ə nɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a blue protein pigment, found in algae, involved in the process of photosynthesis.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; phyco- + cyan-1 + -in2
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