nitrogenase

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

Definition of nitrogenase

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

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1934

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nitrogenase

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

medical Definition of nitrogenase

: 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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