plastocyanin

noun

plas·​to·​cy·​a·​nin ˌpla-stō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce plastocyanin (audio)
: a copper-containing protein that acts as an intermediary in photosynthetic electron transport

Word History

Etymology

Greek plastos + English cyan- + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plastocyanin was in 1961

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“Plastocyanin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastocyanin. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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