aequorin

noun
ae·​quo·​rin | \ ēˈkwȯrə̇n, -ōr- \
plural -s

Definition of aequorin

: a bioluminescent protein of jellyfish (genus Aequorea) that emits light in response to the addition of calcium or strontium and is used to demonstrate the presence and distribution of calcium in cells

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First Known Use of aequorin

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aequorin

New Latin Aequorea aequorea + -in entry 1

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“Aequorin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aequorin. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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