of or like seaweed, esp. rockweed
Origin of fucoidfrom fucus + -oid
a seaweed; esp., rockweed
Of or belonging to the order Fucales, which includes brown algae such as gulfweed and rockweed.
- A member of the order Fucales.
- A fossilized cast or impression of such an organism.
Origin of fucoidfuc(us) -oid
(comparative more fucoid, superlative most fucoid)
- Resembling or relating to seaweeds of the genus Fucus.
- Of sandstone: containing seaweed-like markings.
- A fucoid seaweed.
Ancient Greek φῦκος (phūkos, “seaweed”).