concanavalin

noun con·ca·nav·a·lin \ ˌkän-kə-ˈna-və-lən \

Definition of concanavalin

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

Origin and Etymology of concanavalin

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


Medical Dictionary

concanavalin

noun con·ca·nav·a·lin \ ˌkän-kə-ˈnav-ə-lən \

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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