cytochrome

noun cy·to·chrome \ ˈsī-tə-ˌkrōm \

Definition of cytochrome

: any of several intracellular hemoprotein respiratory pigments that are enzymes functioning in electron transport as carriers of electrons

Recent Examples of cytochrome from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cytochrome.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cytochrome

1925


Medical Dictionary

cytochrome

noun cy·to·chrome \ ˈsīt-ə-ˌkrōm \

medical Definition of cytochrome

: any of several intracellular hemoprotein respiratory pigments that are enzymes functioning in electron transport as carriers of electrons

Learn More about cytochrome


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cytochrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!