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[ klath-rin ]
/ ˈklæθ rɪn /

noun Cell Biology.

a basketlike network of protein molecules that forms on the cell membrane in response to the attachment of ligands to receptors and becomes the inside surface of the coated vesicle during endocytosis.

Nearby words

clastic, clastogenic, clastothrix, clat, clathrate, clathrin, clatter, claucht, claude, claude lorrain, claudel

Origin of clathrin

probably clathr(ate) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019