- a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs.
Origin of vitellin
Also called ovovitellin.
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Historical Examples of vitellin
Into this special class fall myosin (of the muscles), fibrinogen (of the blood) and vitellin (of egg yolk).Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
- biochem a phosphoprotein that is the major protein in egg yolk
Word Origin for vitellin
C19: from vitellus + -in
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