properdin

/ (ˈprəʊpədɪn) /

noun

immunol a protein present in blood serum that, acting with complement, is involved in the destruction of alien cells, such as bacteria

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Medical definitions for properdin

properdin
[ prō-pûrdn ]

n.

A natural protein in human blood serum that participates in the body's immune response by working in conjunction with the complement system.
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