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luciferases

Pronunciation: lu-sif'er-as-ez

Definition: Enzymes present in certain luminous organisms that act to bring about the oxidation of luciferins; energy produced in the process is liberated as bioluminescence; such enzymes can be used to detect very low concentrations of metabolites.

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