cyclin

noun
cy·​clin | \ ˈsī-klən How to pronounce cyclin (audio) , ˈsi- How to pronounce cyclin (audio) \

Definition of cyclin

: any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis

Examples of cyclin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This drug, eFT226, blocks translation of certain oncogenes, including MYC, BCL2, cyclin D1 and CDKs 4/6. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of cyclin

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclin. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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cyclin

noun
cy·​clin | \ ˈsī-klən How to pronounce cyclin (audio) , ˈsik-lən How to pronounce cyclin (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclin

: any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis

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