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biogen

[ bahy-uh-juhn, -jen ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a hypothetical protein molecule, large and unstable, once assumed to be basic to fundamental biological processes.


biogen

/ ˈbaɪədʒən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of biogen1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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

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