ferredoxin

[fer-uh-dok-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for ferredoxin

ferredoxin

noun
  1. 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

[fĕr′ĭ-dŏksĭn]
n.
  1. 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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