[ vi-tel-in, vahy- ]
/ vɪˈtɛl ɪn, vaɪ- /
a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs.
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Also called ovovitellin.
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Example sentences from the Web for vitellin
Into this special class fall myosin (of the muscles), fibrinogen (of the blood) and vitellin (of egg yolk).Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for vitellin
/ (vɪˈtɛlɪn) /
biochem a phosphoprotein that is the major protein in egg yolk
Word Origin for vitellin
C19: from vitellus + -in
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