Definition of peridinin in English:

peridinin

noun

Biology
  • A carotenoid pigment found in dinoflagellates, where it forms part of a photosynthetic light-harvesting protein complex (together with a small proportion of chlorophyll).

Origin

Late 19th century. From peridin- + -in, after German Peridinin.

Pronunciation

peridinin

/ˌpɛrɪˈdʌɪnɪn/