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concanavalin

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

Definition of concanavalin

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



Origin and Etymology 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 Dictionary

concanavalin

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noun con·ca·nav·a·lin \ˌkän-kə-ˈnav-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of concanavalin

  1. :  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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