biogen

[ bahy-uh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈbaɪ ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Biochemistry.

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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British Dictionary definitions for biogen

biogen
/ (ˈbaɪədʒən) /

noun

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