plas·​tein ˈplas-ˌtēn How to pronounce plastein (audio) -tē-ən How to pronounce plastein (audio)
: any of several substances that resemble proteins and are precipitated by the action of proteolytic enzymes (as pepsin or papain) on the digestion products of protein

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“Plastein.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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