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 of aequorinfrom Aequorea, genus name of jellyfish + -in
A protein secreted by certain bioluminescent jellyfish, used as a reagent in molecular biology to detect calcium concentrations inside cells.
Origin of aequorinNew Latin Aequorea jellyfish genus ( from Latin aequoreus of the sea ) ( from aequor smooth surface ) ( from aequus smooth ) -in
(countable and uncountable, plural aequorins)
Aequorea + -in