bacteriorhodopsin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​rho·​dop·​sin | \bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-rō-ˈdäp-sin \

Definition of bacteriorhodopsin 

: a purple-pigmented protein that is found in the outer membrane of a bacterium (Halobacterium salinarium synonym H. halobium) and that converts light energy into chemical energy in the synthesis of ATP

First Known Use of bacteriorhodopsin

1971, in the meaning defined above

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bacteriorhodopsin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​rho·​dop·​sin | \bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-rō-ˈdäp-sən \

Medical Definition of bacteriorhodopsin 

: a purple-pigmented protein that is found in the outer membrane of a bacterium (Halobacterium salinarium synonym H. halobium) and that converts light energy into chemical energy in the synthesis of ATP

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