avidin

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noun av·i·din \ˈa-və-dən\

Definition of avidin

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

Origin and Etymology of avidin

from its avidity for biotin


First Known Use: 1941


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avidin

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noun av·i·din \ˈav-əd-ən\

Medical Definition of avidin

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


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