Nitrogenase definition

nī-trŏjə-nās, -nāz, nītrə-jə-
An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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An enzyme in certain soil bacteria and algae, involved in the capture of nitrogen from the air to form ammonia.
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An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
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(biochemistry) Any enzyme, especially in nitrogen-fixing bacteria, that catalyzes the conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia.
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Noun

Singular:
nitrogenase
Plural:
nitrogenases

Origin of nitrogenase