Meaning of aequorin in English:

aequorin

(also aquorin)

Pronunciation /ˈiːkwərɪn/ /ɪˈkwɔːrɪn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein which occurs in the jellyfish Aequorea forskalea (and certain other marine organisms) and luminesces with a blue light when it combines with calcium ions.

    Aequorin can be used to detect calcium ions in living tissue.

Origin

1960s. From scientific Latin Aequorea, genus name + -in.