Cytochrome meaning

sī'tə-krōm'
Any of a class of usually colored proteins that contain a heme group, are electron carriers, and catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions during cellular respiration.
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Any of several iron-containing enzymes found in almost all animal and plant cells, very important in cell respiration.
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Any of a class of usually colored proteins that contain a heme group, are electron carriers, and catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions during cellular respiration.
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Any of a class of usually colored proteins that play important roles in oxidative processes and energy transfer during cell metabolism and cellular respiration. Cytochromes are electron carriers . They contain a heme group and are similar in structure to hemoglobin and chlorophyll. The most abundant and stable type is cytochrome c. By comparing different kinds of cytochromes, scientists can trace the evolutionary relationships of the organisms in which they occur.
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Any of various related hemoproteins found in the cells of most organisms, which are an important part of cell respiration.
  • 2001: The drug-metabolizing enzymes in the liver, called cytochrome-p450s, comprise a large family of some fifty or more related enzymes, which have evolved in a remarkable way — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 33).
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Origin of cytochrome

From cyto- +‎ -chrome.