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bac•te•ri•o•rho•dop•sin



Pronunciation: (bak-tēr"ē-ō-rō-dop'sin), [key]
n. Biochem.
a protein complex in the membrane of halobacteria that conducts a unique form of photosynthesis, employing the light-sensitive pigment retinal rather than the chlorophyll used by all other known photosynthetic organisms.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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