clath·​rin ˈklath-rin How to pronounce clathrin (audio)
: the major component protein of a cagelike polyhedral molecular arrangement that forms on the cytoplasmic side of a cell's plasma membrane and coats the endocytotic vesicles which bud off from the membrane

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“Clathrin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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