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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up concanavalin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

having an air of easy unconcern

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!