S protein

noun
variants: or S-protein \ ˈes-​ˈprō-​ˌtēn How to pronounce S-protein (audio) also  -​ˈprō-​tē-​ən \
plural S proteins or S-proteins

Definition of S protein

: spike protein In coronaviruses, the S protein functions in cell entry; it is responsible for receptor attachment and membrane fusion.— Hiu-Wen Chang et al.

First Known Use of S protein

1969, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“S protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/S%20protein. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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S protein

noun
\ ˈes- How to pronounce S protein (audio) \
variants: or S-protein

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