lam·​i·​nin | \ ˈla-mə-nən How to pronounce laminin (audio) \

Definition of laminin

: a glycoprotein component of connective tissue basement membrane that promotes cell adhesion

Examples of laminin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two labs also detected the proteins laminin and elastin with antibody tests, although mass spectrometry failed to turn up sequences for these proteins. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "‘I don’t care what they say about me’: Paleontologist stares down critics in her hunt for dinosaur proteins," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of laminin

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laminin

lamina + -in entry 1

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The first known use of laminin was in 1979

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“Laminin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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lam·​i·​nin | \ ˈlam-ə-nən How to pronounce laminin (audio) \

Medical Definition of laminin

: a glycoprotein that is a component of connective tissue basement membrane and that promotes cell adhesion

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