Definition of phycobiont in English:

phycobiont

Pronunciation /ˌfʌɪkəʊˈbʌɪɒnt/

noun

Botany
  • 1The algal component of a lichen; any alga which is associated with a fungus to form a lichen (occasionally: specifically a green alga, as distinct from a blue-green alga).

  • 2An alga in association with another type of organism (usually a plant).

Origin

1950s. From phyco- + -biont.