Definition of photoprotein in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈprōtēn/


A protein active in the emission of light by a living creature.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the new photoprotein is chemically related to the rhodopsin family.
  • Further surveys in the oceans from Antarctica to Hawaii revealed that variants of the photoprotein exist virtually everywhere, in varying colors.

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Syllabification: pho·to·pro·tein

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