[nahy-troj-uh-neys, -neyz, nahy-truh-juh-]
- an enzyme complex that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen in the nitrogen-fixation process of bacteria.
Origin of nitrogenase
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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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- An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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