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vitellin

[vi-tel-in, vahy-] /vɪˈtɛl ɪn, vaɪ-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs.
Also called ovovitellin.
Origin of vitellin
1855-1860
1855-60; vitell(us) + -in2
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  • Increased levels of these vitellin proteins have been reported in the marine clams, mussels, and oysters.
British Dictionary definitions for vitellin

vitellin

/vɪˈtɛlɪn/
noun
1.
(biochem) a phosphoprotein that is the major protein in egg yolk
Word Origin
C19: from vitellus + -in
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