caveolin

noun
cav·​e·​o·​lin | \ˌka-vē-ˈō-lən \

Medical Definition of caveolin 

: any of several membrane proteins that are the major structural components of caveolae The shape and structural organization of caveolae are conferred by caveolin, a dimeric protein that binds cholesterol …— Sean D. Conner et al., Nature, 6 Mar. 2003

Learn More about caveolin

Dictionary Entries near caveolin

cav

cava

caveola

caveolin

cavern

cavernoma

cavernostomy

Comments on caveolin

What made you want to look up caveolin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!