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Meaning of nitrogenase

ni•trog•en•ase

Pronunciation: (nī-troj'u-nās", -nāz", nī'tru-ju-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme complex that catalyzes the reduction of molecular nitrogen in the nitrogen-fixation process of bacteria.
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