ferredoxin

ferredoxin

[fer-uh-dok-sin]
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:
1962; < Latin fer(rum) iron + redox + -in2

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ferredoxin (ˌfɛrɪˈdɒksɪn)
 
n
an iron- and sulphur-containing protein found in plants and microorganisms and involved in photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation

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ferredoxin fer·re·dox·in (fěr'ĭ-dŏk'sĭn)
n.
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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