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vitellin

[vi-tel-in, vahy-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs.
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Origin of vitellin

First recorded in 1855–60; vitell(us) + -in2
Also called ovovitellin.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

vitellin

noun
  1. biochem a phosphoprotein that is the major protein in egg yolk
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Word Origin

C19: from vitellus + -in
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