avidin


av·i·din

noun \ˈa-və-dən\

Definition of AVIDIN

:  a protein found in egg white that inactivates biotin by combining with it

Origin of AVIDIN

from its avidity for biotin
First Known Use: 1941

av·i·din

noun \ˈav-əd-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVIDIN

: a protein found in white of egg that inactivates biotin by combining with it

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