acrasin

[ uh-krey-sin ]
/ əˈkreɪ sɪn /

noun Mycology.

a chemotactic substance, identical with cAMP, secreted by myxamebas of cellular slime molds and attracting other myxamebas to aggregate and form a pseudoplasmodium.

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Origin of acrasin

1945–50; <New Latin Acras(iales) an order of cellular slime molds (Acras(is) a genus, so named from the lack of fusion between the cells (<Greek; see a-6, crasis) + -ales-ales) + -in2
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