cytochrome

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From cyto- +‎ -chrome.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪtəkɹəʊm/

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cytochrome (plural cytochromes)

  1. Any of various related hemoproteins found in the cells of most organisms, which are an important part of cell respiration.
    • 2001: The drug-metabolizing enzymes in the liver, called cytochrome-p450s, comprise a large family of some fifty or more related enzymes, which have evolved in a remarkable way — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 33)

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