avidin

noun
av·​i·​din | \ ˈa-və-dən How to pronounce avidin (audio) \

Definition of avidin

: a protein found in egg white that inactivates biotin by combining with it

First Known Use of avidin

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avidin

from its avidity for biotin

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“Avidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avidin. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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avidin

noun
av·​i·​din | \ ˈav-əd-ən How to pronounce avidin (audio) \

Medical Definition of avidin

: a protein found in white of egg that inactivates biotin by combining with it

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