Bence-Jones protein

noun

: a polypeptide composed of one or two antibody light chains that is found especially in the urine of persons affected with multiple myeloma

Word History

Etymology

Henry Bence-Jones †1873 English physician and chemist

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bence-Jones protein was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Bence-Jones protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bence-Jones%20protein. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

Bence-Jones protein

noun
: a polypeptide composed of one or two antibody light chains that is found especially in the urine of persons affected with multiple myeloma

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