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nitrogenase

noun ni·tro·ge·nase \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
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First Known Use of NITROGENASE

1934
Medical Dictionary

nitrogenase

noun ni·tro·ge·nase \nī-ˈträj-ə-ˌnās, ˈnī-trə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

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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