Luciferase definitions

lo͝o-sĭf'ə-rās', -rāz'
An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, producing light.
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An oxidizing enzyme that acts with luciferin to produce light.
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An enzyme present in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, producing light.
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(biochemistry) Any one of a group of enzymes that produce bioluminescence by oxidizing luciferin.
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Origin of luciferase

lucifer(in) –ase