nitrogenase


ni·tro·ge·nase

noun \nī-ˈträ-jə-ˌnās, ˈnī-trə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of NITROGENASE

:  an enzyme of various nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen to ammonia

First Known Use of NITROGENASE

1934

ni·tro·ge·nase

noun \nī-ˈträj-ə-ˌnās, ˈnī-trə-jə-, -ˌnāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NITROGENASE

: an iron- and molybdenum-containing enzyme of various nitrogen-fixing microorganisms (as some bacteria) that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen to ammonia

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