gp120

noun
\ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē \

Definition of gp120 

: a glycoprotein protruding from the outer surface of the HIV virion that has a molecular weight of 120 and must bind to a CD4 receptor on a T cell bearing such receptors before infection of the cell can occur

First Known Use of gp120

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gp120

glycoprotein

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gp120

noun
\ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˌwən-ˈtwen-tē \

Medical Definition of gp120 

: a glycoprotein that protrudes from the outer surface of the HIV virion, that has a molecular weight of 120, and that must bind to a CD4 receptor on a T cell bearing such receptors before infection of the cell can occur

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