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
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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