luciferin luciferin

Definition(s):

  • (n) pigment occurring in luminescent organisms (as fireflies); emits heatless light when undergoing oxidation

Usage(s):

  1. In the presence of moisture luciferin oxidizes, forming oxy-luciferin, the substance which actually glows.
  2. He intends to detach their luminous posteriors and extract from them luciferina substance which fascinates many scientists.
  3. Many luminescent creatures secrete an easily oxidizable compound, luciferin, which is oxidized with the help of an enzyme, luciferase.
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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /