Definition of bacteriorhodopsin in English:


Syllabification: bac·te·ri·o·rho·dop·sin
Pronunciation: /bakˌti(ə)rēō-rōˈdäpsin/

Entry from US English dictionary


A protein pigment in the bacterium Halobacterium halobium that when illuminated transports protons across the cytoplasmic membrane in large numbers.

Definition of bacteriorhodopsin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
apt in the circumstances or relation to something