Definition of phycite in US English:

phycite

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • A substance extracted from the green alga Pleurococcus viridis, later identified as erythritol.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From French phycite from phycées algae + -ite.

Pronunciation

phycite

/ˈfʌɪsʌɪt/