bacteriorhodopsin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​rho·​dop·​sin | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-rō-ˈdäp-sin How to pronounce bacteriorhodopsin (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriorhodopsin. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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bacteriorhodopsin

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​rho·​dop·​sin | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-rō-ˈdäp-sən How to pronounce bacteriorhodopsin (audio) \

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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