bacteriorhodopsin

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

Definition of bacteriorhodopsin

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

bacteriorhodopsin

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

Medical Definition of bacteriorhodopsin

  1. :  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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