phytohemagglutinin

noun
phy·​to·​he·​mag·​glu·​ti·​nin | \ ˌfī-tō-ˌhē-mə-ˈglü-tə-nən How to pronounce phytohemagglutinin (audio) \

Definition of phytohemagglutinin

: a proteinaceous hemagglutinin of plant origin used especially to induce mitosis (as in lymphocytes)

Examples of phytohemagglutinin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms of phytohemagglutinin poisoning are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, from mild to intense. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Safety first when it comes to toxic beans," 9 June 2017 Some or most beans contain a toxin called a lectin or phytohemagglutinin (PHA); its highest concentration is in red kidney beans. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Safety first when it comes to toxic beans," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of phytohemagglutinin

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytohemagglutinin

phyto- + hemagglutinin

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“Phytohemagglutinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytohemagglutinin. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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phytohemagglutinin

noun
phy·​to·​hem·​ag·​glu·​ti·​nin
variants: or chiefly British phytohaemagglutinin \ ˈfīt-​ō-​ˌhē-​mə-​ˈglüt-​ᵊn-​ən How to pronounce phytohaemagglutinin (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytohemagglutinin

: a proteinaceous hemagglutinin of plant origin used especially to induce mitosis (as in lymphocytes) abbreviation PHA

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