from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polymer of glucose and mannitol that is the main form of food storage of brown algae.
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- n. A glucan produced by some brown algae
For example, Rhodophyta (red algae) store energy in the form of floridean starch, whereas the Phaeophyceae (brown algae) store their energy in the form of laminarin.