[ nahy-troj-uh-neys, -neyz, nahy-truh-juh- ]
/ naɪˈtrɒdʒ əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, ˈnaɪ trə dʒə- /
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an enzyme complex that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen in the nitrogen-fixation process of bacteria.
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Medical definitions for nitrogenase
[ nī-trŏj′ə-nās′, -nāz′, nī′trə-jə- ]
An enzyme of certain bacteria that activates the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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Scientific definitions for nitrogenase
[ nī-trŏj′ə-nās′, nī′trə-jə- ]
An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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