magainin

noun

ma·​ga·​i·​nin mə-ˈgā-ə-nən How to pronounce magainin (audio) -ˈgā-nən How to pronounce magainin (audio)
: any of a group of peptide antibiotics isolated from the skin of frogs especially of the genus Xenopus

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“Magainin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/magainin. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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