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

Nearby words

  1. proper plantar digital nerve,
  2. proper substance of cornea,
  3. proper substance of sclera,
  4. proper time,
  5. proper value,
  6. properdin factor a,
  7. properdin factor b,
  8. properdin factor d,
  9. properdin factor e,
  10. properdin system

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Medicine 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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