defensin

noun

de·​fen·​sin di-ˈfen(t)-sən How to pronounce defensin (audio)
: any of a class of peptides that are found in neutrophils and have antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties

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“Defensin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/defensin. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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