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phycoerythrin

[fahy-koh-i-rith-rin, -er-uh-thrin] /ˌfaɪ koʊ ɪˈrɪθ rɪn, -ˈɛr ə θrɪn/
noun
1.
a red protein pigment occurring in red algae.
Origin of phycoerythrin
1865-1870
1865-70; phyco- + erythr- + -in2
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  • The colloidal solution of phycoerythrin in water has a brilliant rose-red color, with an orange fluorescence.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

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