Definition of phycite in English:

phycite

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪsʌɪt/

noun

historical Chemistry
  • A substance extracted from the green alga Pleurococcus viridis, later identified as erythritol.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From French phycite from phycées algae + -ite.