[ ee-kwawr-in, ee-kwor- ]

nounBiochemistry, Histology.
  1. a protein, secreted by certain jellyfish, that produces a blue light upon binding with calcium.

Origin of aequorin

1965–70; <New Latin Aequor(ea) a genus of jellyfish that produces such a protein (Latin: feminine of aequoreus of the sea, equivalent to aequor level surface, the sea + -eus-eous) + -in2

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