concanavalin

noun
con·​ca·​nav·​a·​lin | \ ˌkän-kə-ˈna-və-lən How to pronounce concanavalin (audio) \

Definition of concanavalin

: a protein that occurs in the jack bean and is a mitogen and hemagglutinin

First Known Use of concanavalin

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concanavalin

com- + canavalin, a noncrystalline globulin found in the jack bean, from New Latin Canavalia, genus name of the jack bean

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“Concanavalin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concanavalin. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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concanavalin

noun
con·​ca·​nav·​a·​lin | \ ˌkän-kə-ˈnav-ə-lən How to pronounce concanavalin (audio) \

Medical Definition of concanavalin

: either of two crystalline globulins occurring especially in the seeds of the jack bean especially : one that is a potent hemagglutinin

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