clathrin

noun
clath·​rin | \ ˈklath-rin How to pronounce clathrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of clathrin

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clathrin. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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