fucoid


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fu·coid

 (fyo͞o′koid′)
adj.
Of or belonging to the order Fucales, which includes brown algae such as gulfweed and rockweed.
n.
1. A member of the order Fucales.
2. A fossilized cast or impression of such an organism.

fucoid

(ˈfjuːkɔɪd)
adj
(Plants) of, relating to, or resembling seaweeds of the genus Fucus
n
(Plants) any seaweed of the genus Fucus

fu•coid

(ˈfyu kɔɪd)

adj.
1. resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus.
n.
2. a fucoid seaweed.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fucoid - a fossilized cast or impression of algae of the order Fucales
Fucales, order Fucales - coextensive with the family Fucaceae
fossil - the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
2.fucoid - any of various algae of the family Fucaceae
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
family Fucaceae, Fucaceae - small family of brown algae: gulfweeds; rockweeds
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Seasonal changes in photoprotectors and antioxidant capacity of the fucoid macroalga Cystoseira tamariscifolia.
Growth and gonad production of the sea urchin Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus in the fucoid bed and algal turf in northern Japan.
fucoid: resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus
Prior to 1982, the large (20-30 cm) fucoid alga Bifurcaria galapagensis (Piccone & Grunow) Womersley 1964 was common and abundant in low intertidal and shallow subtidal waters in the Western and Southern regions, sometimes dominating the intertidal and creating mono-specific stands (Wellington, 1975).
Food of the sea urchins Strongylocentrotus nudus and Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus associated with vertical distributions in fucoid beds and crustose coralline flats in northern Honshu, Japan.
Moreover, a fucoid community may exert a negative feedback on the nutrient enrichment even under short-term exposure (Bergstrom et al., 2003).
It was originally considered by Hall (1847) as the stem of a "fucoid" but later interpreted as a trace fossil (e.g., James 1885).
As is common of most rocky estuaries in the Gulf of Maine, its banks are characterized by a dense canopy of the large fucoid alga, Ascophyllym nodosum (see Plate 1).
Survival of fucoid embryos in the intertidal zone depends upon developmental stage and microhabitat.