properdin

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noun pro·per·din \prō-ˈpər-dən\

Definition of properdin

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

Origin and Etymology of properdin

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


First Known Use: 1954


Medical Dictionary

properdin

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noun pro·per·din \prō-ˈpərd-ən\

Medical Definition of properdin

  1. :  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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