avidin

noun

av·​i·​din ˈa-və-dən How to pronounce avidin (audio)
: a protein found in egg white that inactivates biotin by combining with it

Examples of avidin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, the protein avidin found in raw egg whites obstructs the absorption of biotin, according to Chewy. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

from its avidity for biotin

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avidin was in 1941

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“Avidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avidin. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

avidin

noun
av·​i·​din ˈav-əd-ən How to pronounce avidin (audio)
: a protein found in white of egg that inactivates biotin by combining with it

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