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luciferase

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noun lu·cif·er·ase \lü-ˈsi-fə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of luciferase

  1. :  an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin



Origin and Etymology of luciferase

International Scientific Vocabulary, from luciferin


First Known Use: 1888


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luciferase

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noun lu·cif·er·ase \lü-ˈsif-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Medical Definition of luciferase

  1. :  an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin




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