from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A polymer of glucose and mannitol that is the main form of food storage of brown algae.
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- noun biochemistry A
glucanproduced by some brown algae
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[laminar(ia) + –in.]
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.