alexin

[ uh-lek-sin ]
/ əˈlɛk sɪn /

noun Immunology.

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Origin of alexin

1890–95; < Greek aléx(ein) to ward off + -in2

OTHER WORDS FROM alexin

al·ex·in·ic [al-ek-sin-ik] /ˌæl ɛkˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alexin

alexin
/ (əˈlɛksɪn) /

noun

immunol a former word for complement (def. 9)

Derived forms of alexin

alexinic (ˌælɪkˈsɪnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for alexin

C19: from German, from Greek alexein to ward off
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