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vitellin

[ vi-tel-in, vahy- ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs.


vitellin

/ vɪˈtɛlɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitellin1

First recorded in 1855–60; vitell(us) + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitellin1

C19: from vitellus + -in
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Example Sentences

Into this special class fall myosin (of the muscles), fibrinogen (of the blood) and vitellin (of egg yolk).

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