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[fer-uh-dok-sin] /ˌfɛr əˈdɒk sɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
any of a group of red-brown proteins containing iron and sulfur and acting as an electron carrier during photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, or oxidation-reduction reactions.
Origin of ferredoxin
1962; < Latin fer(rum) iron + redox + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ferredoxin


an iron- and sulphur-containing protein found in plants and microorganisms and involved in photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation
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ferredoxin in Medicine

ferredoxin fer·re·dox·in (fěr'ĭ-dŏk'sĭn)
A protein found in green plants, algae, and anaerobic bacteria, containing iron and labile sulfur in equal amounts, and functioning in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.

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