aequorin definition by Webster's New World
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a bioluminescent protein extracted from certain jellyfish that emits light when in contact with calcium or strontium ions: used in research to detect and locate calcium
Origin: ; from Aequorea, genus name of jellyfish plush -in
aequorin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A protein secreted by certain jellyfish that interacts with seawater to produce bioluminescent light.
Origin: New Latin Aequorea, jellyfish genus (from Latin aequoreus, of the sea, from aequor, smooth surface, from aequus, smooth) + -in.