Definition of ferredoxin in US English:

ferredoxin

(also ferredoxine)

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of certain proteins which contain small clusters of iron and sulphur atoms and take part in electron-transfer processes in cells.

Origin

1960s. From fer- (in classical Latin ferrum iron: see ferro-) + redox + -in.

Pronunciation

ferredoxin

/fɛrəˈdɒksɪn/