Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glucan produced by some brown algae

Etymologies

laminar(ia) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

    Phytoplankton

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