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concanavalin

noun con·ca·nav·a·lin \ˌkän-kə-ˈna-və-lən\

Definition of CONCANAVALIN

:  a protein that occurs in the jack bean and is a mitogen and hemagglutinin

Origin of CONCANAVALIN

com- + canavalin, a noncrystalline globulin found in the jack bean, from New Latin Canavalia, genus name of the jack bean
First Known Use: 1917

concanavalin

noun con·ca·nav·a·lin \ˌkän-kə-ˈnav-ə-lən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONCANAVALIN

:  either of two crystalline globulins occurring especially in the seeds of the jack bean; especially :  one that is a potent hemagglutinin

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