[loo-sif-er-in] /luˈsɪf ər ɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a pigment occurring in luminescent organisms, as fireflies, that emits light when undergoing oxidation.
(biochem) a substance occurring in bioluminescent organisms, such as glow-worms and fireflies. It undergoes an enzyme-catalysed oxidation and emits light on decaying to its ground state


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