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bioluminescence

imenica

Definicija:

Production of light by living organisms. It is a feature of many deep-sea fishes, crustaceans, and other marine animals. On land, bioluminescence is seen in some nocturnal insects such as glow-worms and fireflies, and in certain bacteria and fungi. Light is usually produced by the oxidation of luciferin, a reaction catalyzed by the enzyme luciferase. This reaction is unique, being the only known biological oxidation that does not produce heat. Animal luminescence is involved in communication, camouflage, or the luring of prey, but its function in other organisms is unclear.
Luminescence produced by physiological processes (as in the firefly).

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Reč dana

diplodocus

imenica, gramatika

peksis

muški rod, medicina

Riccione

ženski rod, geografija

amande

ženski rod, botanika

07.10.2022.