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alexin

[uh-lek-sin]
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noun Immunology.
  1. complement(def 10).
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Origin of alexin

1890–95; < Greek aléx(ein) to ward off + -in2
Related formsal·ex·in·ic [al-ek-sin-ik] /ˌæl ɛkˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alexin

alexin

noun
  1. immunol a former word for complement (def. 9)
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Derived Formsalexinic (ˌælɪkˈsɪnɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from German, from Greek alexein to ward off
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