polylysine

noun

poly·​ly·​sine ˌpä-lē-ˈlī-ˌsēn How to pronounce polylysine (audio)
: a protein whose polypeptide chain consists entirely of lysine residues

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polylysine was in 1947

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“Polylysine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polylysine. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

polylysine

noun
poly·​ly·​sine ˌpäl-i-ˈlī-ˌsēn How to pronounce polylysine (audio)
: a protein whose polypeptide chain consists entirely of lysine residues
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