from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protein secreted by certain jellyfish that interacts with seawater to produce bioluminescent light.
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- n. A photoprotein, isolated from luminescent jellyfish and other marine organisms, composed of two distinct units: the apoprotein apoaequorin and the prosthetic group coelenterazine.
New Latin Aequorea, jellyfish genus (from Latin aequoreus, of the sea, from aequor, smooth surface, from aequus, smooth) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Aequorea + -in (Wiktionary)