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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.

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

1. resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus.
2. a fucoid seaweed.
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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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Thalli of intertidal fucoids rising above the bottom at high tide and floating substrates such as ropes of suspended aquaculture may grant the mussels a refuge against crawling benthic predators (Dias et al., 2009; Katolikova et al., 2016).
Its properties are derived from its composition, mainly from its iodised matter and sulphated polysaccharides such as fucoids and alginates.
japonica bed was faster than in the algal turfs in Akita Prefecture; almost equal to that in beds of the fucoids Coccophora langdorfii, Sargassum piluliferum, and S.
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.
Earlier investigations show that the effect of an oil spill on fucoids is controversial and highly site specific (Crapp, 1971; Thomas, 1977; Notini, 1978; Highsmith et al., 1996; Stekoll & Deysher, 1996a, b).
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).
Ice scour is the most probable pulse event since it often removes patches of Ascophyllum, mussels, and barnacles (e.g., 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