phycobilin

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phy·co·bi·lin

 (fī′kō-bī′lĭn)
n.
Any of a group of light-absorbing pigments that are usually covalently attached to proteins and are found in red algae and cyanobacteria.

[phyco- + Latin bīlis, bile (from the structural similarity of phycobilins to pigments in bile such as bilirubin) + -in.]

phycobilin

(ˌfaɪkəʊˈbaɪlɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biology any of a class of red or blue-green pigments found in the red algae and cyanobacteria
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Noun1.phycobilin - water-soluble proteinaceous pigments found in red algae and cyanobacteria
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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