properdin

noun
pro·per·din | \prō-ˈpər-dᵊn \

Definition of properdin 

: a blood serum protein that participates in the activation of complement in a pathway which does not involve the presence of antibodies

First Known Use of properdin

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for properdin

probably from pro- entry 1 + Latin perdere to destroy + English -in entry 1 — more at perdition

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properdin

noun
pro·per·din | \prō-ˈpərd-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of properdin 

: a blood serum protein that participates in the activation of complement in a pathway which does not involve the presence of antibodies

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