[ uh-lek-sin ]
/ əˈlɛk sɪn /
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Origin of alexin
1890–95; <Greek aléx(ein) to ward off + -in2
OTHER WORDS FROM alexinal·ex·in·ic [al-ek-sin-ik], /ˌæl ɛkˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby alexin
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British Dictionary definitions for alexin
/ (əˈlɛksɪn) /
immunol a former word for complement (def. 9)
Derived forms of alexinalexinic (ˌælɪkˈsɪnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for alexin
C19: from German, from Greek alexein to ward off
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