ferredoxin

noun fer·re·dox·in \ ˌfer-ə-ˈdäk-sən \

Definition of ferredoxin

: any of a group of iron- and sulfur-containing proteins that function as electron carriers in photosynthetic and nitrogen-fixing organisms and in some anaerobic bacteria

Origin and Etymology of ferredoxin

Latin ferrum + English redox + -in


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ferredoxin

noun fer·re·dox·in \ ˌfer-ə-ˈdäk-sən \

medical Definition of ferredoxin

: any of a group of iron-containing plant proteins that function as electron carriers in photosynthetic organisms and in some anaerobic bacteria

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