dystrophin

noun dys·tro·phin \ ˈdis-trə-ˌfin \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of dystrophin

: a protein that is associated with a transmembrane complex of skeletal muscle cells and that is absent in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and deficient or defective in Becker muscular dystrophy

Recent Examples of dystrophin from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dystrophin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of dystrophin

dystrophy + 1-in


Medical Dictionary

dystrophin

noun dys·tro·phin \ ˈdis-trə-ˌfin \

medical Definition of dystrophin

: a protein of high molecular weight that is associated with a transmembrane glycoprotein complex of skeletal muscle cells and is absent in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and deficient or of abnormal molecular weight in Becker muscular dystrophy

Learn More about dystrophin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dystrophin? 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

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!