cytochrome c


second c often italicized
: the most abundant and stable of the cytochromes

Examples of cytochrome c in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From this tissue, the lab sequences a section of a gene known as cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1, or CO1. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2023 The specific sequence used was a fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) mitochondrial gene that enables species to be identified without relying on any morphological indicators such as color or shape [4]. Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 28 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cytochrome c was in 1940

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“Cytochrome c.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

cytochrome c

often italicized third c
: the most abundant and stable of the cytochromes

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