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biogen

[bahy-uh-juh n, -jen]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a hypothetical protein molecule, large and unstable, once assumed to be basic to fundamental biological processes.
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Origin of biogen

First recorded in 1895–1900; bio- + -gen
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Historical Examples

  • Naturally, this does not exclude a very complicated chemical structure in the large plastidule or biogen as a single molecule.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • The explanation is thus carried back to the complicated constitution of biogen molecules in various living cells of the body.


British Dictionary definitions for biogen

biogen

noun
  1. a hypothetical protein assumed to be the basis of the formation and functioning of body cells and tissues
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