alexin

alexin

[uh-lek-sin]
noun Immunology.
complement ( def 10 ).

Origin:
1890–95; < Greek aléx(ein) to ward off + -in2

alexinic [al-ek-sin-ik] , adjective
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alexin (əˈlɛksɪn)
 
n
immunol a former word for complement
 
[C19: from German, from Greek alexein to ward off]
 
alexinic
 
adj

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