Ferredoxin definition

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An iron-containing protein present in green plants and certain anaerobic bacteria that functions in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.
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A protein, containing iron, that is found in chloroplasts and transports electrons in photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and other biological processes.
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An iron-containing protein present in green plants and certain anaerobic bacteria that functions in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.
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(biochemistry) Any of a class of iron and sulfur-containing proteins, found in green plants, that functions in electron transport and in photosynthesis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ferredoxin
Plural:
ferredoxins

Origin of ferredoxin

  • fer(ro)– redox –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition