properdin


pro·per·din

noun \prō-ˈpər-dən\

Definition of PROPERDIN

:  a blood serum protein that participates in the activation of complement in a pathway which does not involve the presence of antibodies

Origin of PROPERDIN

probably from 1pro- + Latin perdere to destroy + English 1-in — more at perdition
First Known Use: 1954

pro·per·din

noun \prō-ˈpərd-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROPERDIN

: a blood serum protein that participates in the activation of complement in a pathway which does not involve the presence of antibodies

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