Definition of phyllocyanin in English:

phyllocyanin

(also phyllocyanine)

Pronunciation /ˌfɪlə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪənɪn/

noun

historical Biochemistry
  • A blue or bluish-green substance obtained by reacting chlorophyll with hydrochloric acid.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Bentley (1821–1893), botanist and pharmacognosist. After French phyllocyanine.