polyanion

[ pŏl′ē-ănī′ən ]

n.

Any of multiple anionic sites on proteoglycans in the renal glomeruli that restrict filtration of anionic molecules and facilitate filtration of cationic proteins.

Nearby words

  1. polyandrist,
  2. polyandrous,
  3. polyandry,
  4. polyangiitis,
  5. polyangular,
  6. polyanthus,
  7. polyarchy,
  8. polyarteritis,
  9. polyarteritis nodosa,
  10. polyarthric


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