plastocyanin

noun
plas·​to·​cy·​a·​nin | \ ˌpla-stō-ˈsī-ə-nən How to pronounce plastocyanin (audio) \

Definition of plastocyanin

: a copper-containing protein that acts as an intermediary in photosynthetic electron transport

First Known Use of plastocyanin

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plastocyanin

Greek plastos + English cyan- + -in entry 1

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“Plastocyanin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastocyanin. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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