lam·​i·​nin ˈla-mə-nən How to pronounce laminin (audio)
: 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, 13 Sep. 2017

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Word History


lamina + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laminin was in 1979

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“Laminin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


lam·​i·​nin ˈlam-ə-nən How to pronounce laminin (audio)
: a glycoprotein that is a component of connective tissue basement membrane and that promotes cell adhesion
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