luciferase definition

  • noun:
    • An enzyme contained in the cells of bioluminescent organisms that catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin and ATP, making light.
    • Any one of several enzymes that produce bioluminescence by oxidizing luciferin.
    • an enzyme which catalyzes the oxidation of luciferin, thereby producing bioluminescence.
    • among the two unique substances because of the reactions of which light is supposed to be from fireflies.

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