nitrogenase

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noun ni·tro·ge·nase \nī-ˈträ-jə-ˌnās, ˈnī-trə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of nitrogenase

  1. :  an enzyme of various nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen to ammonia

First Known Use of nitrogenase

1934


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nitrogenase

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noun ni·tro·ge·nase \nī-ˈträj-ə-ˌnās, ˈnī-trə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of nitrogenase

  1. :  an iron- and molybdenum-containing enzyme of various nitrogen-fixing microorganisms (as some bacteria) that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen to ammonia


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