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ferredoxin

[ fer-uh-dok-sin ]
/ ˌfɛr əˈdɒk sɪn /
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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.
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Origin of ferredoxin

1962; <Latin fer(rum) iron + redox + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for ferredoxin

ferredoxin
/ (ˌfɛrɪˈdɒksɪn) /

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