lectin

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noun lec·tin \ ˈlek-tən \

Definition of lectin

:any of a group of proteins especially of plants that are not antibodies and do not originate in an immune system but bind specifically to carbohydrate-containing receptors on cell surfaces (as of red blood cells)

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Origin and Etymology of lectin

Latin lectus (past participle of legere to pick, select) + 1-in — more at legend


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lectin

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noun lec·tin \ ˈlek-tən \

medical Definition of lectin

:any of a group of proteins especially of plants that are not antibodies and do not originate in an immune system but bind specifically to carbohydrate-containing receptors on cell surfaces (as of red blood cells)

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