plastocyanin

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noun plas·to·cy·a·nin \ˌplas-tō-ˈsī-ə-nən\

Definition of plastocyanin

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

Origin and Etymology of plastocyanin

Greek plastos + English cyan- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1961


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