Bence-Jones protein

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\ ˈben(t)s-ˈjōnz- How to pronounce Bence-Jones protein (audio) \

Definition of Bence-Jones protein

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

First Known Use of Bence-Jones protein

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bence-Jones protein

Henry Bence-Jones †1873 English physician and chemist

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

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“Bence-Jones protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bence-Jones%20protein. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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Bence-Jones protein

noun
\ ˌben(t)s-ˌjōnz- How to pronounce Bence-Jones protein (audio) \

Medical Definition of Bence-Jones protein

: 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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