Definition of bacteriorhodopsin in English:

bacteriorhodopsin

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

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noun

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

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