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


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


(ˈfyu kɔɪd)

1. resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus.
2. a fucoid seaweed.
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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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Its properties are derived from its composition, mainly from its iodised matter and sulphated polysaccharides such as fucoids and alginates.
Feeding experiments have shown that the growth and gonad production of strongylocentrotid sea urchins fed with the kelp Alaria crassifolia, Saccharina religiosa, Saccharina longicruris, and Saccharina angustata are greater than those fed with the fucoids Sargassum confusum and Sargassum siliquastrum; the red algae Grateloupia elliptica, Chondrus crispus, and Polysiphonia morrowii; and the green alga Codium fragile ssp.
Determining the affinities of salt marsh Fucoids using Microsatellite markers: Evidence of Hybridization and Introgression between two species of Fueus (Phaeophyta) in a marine estuary.
Some of the complex sugars in seaweed are referred to as fucoids (glucans), which may stimulate immune function.
At the south end of the peninsula, there is a sandstone, splitting into layers two or three inches thick, the surface often bearing coarse traces of fucoids.
The Stephensons noted that the dearth of fucoids such as Pelvetia and dominance of red algal turfs at HMS (which still characterize the community today) make the site more closely resemble warm-temperate intertidal zones than the more northerly Pacific coast sites (Stephenson and Stephenson 1972).
for effects of ice on Ascophyllum and other fucoids, see Mathieson et al.
By grazing ephemeral filamentous algae, periwinkles facilitate colonization of larger fleshy macroalgae, such as fucoids and Chondrus crispus (Lubchenco 1980, Lubchenco 1983, Scheibling et al.
competition from other fucoids (Wikstrom, 2004); the restricted