major basic protein

noun

Medical Definition of major basic protein

: a toxic cationic protein that is the principal protein found in the granules of eosinophils and that is capable of damaging tissue (as of the eye) if released into extracellular spaces abbreviation MBP

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“Major basic protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/major%20basic%20protein. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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