ferredoxin

noun
fer·​re·​dox·​in | \ ˌfer-ə-ˈdäk-sən How to pronounce ferredoxin (audio) \

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

First Known Use of ferredoxin

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferredoxin

Latin ferrum + English redox + -in

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“Ferredoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferredoxin. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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ferredoxin

noun
fer·​re·​dox·​in | \ ˌfer-ə-ˈdäk-sən How to pronounce ferredoxin (audio) \

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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