aequorin

noun

ae·​quo·​rin
ēˈkwȯrə̇n,
-ōr-
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Aequorea aequorea + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aequorin was in 1962

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“Aequorin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aequorin. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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