Definition of crystallin in English:


Line breaks: crys¦tal|lin
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪst(ə)lɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A protein of the globulin class present in the lens of the eye.
    More example sentences
    • We therefore present here a novel eye lens crystallin, crystallin, found in platypus.
    • The pigment disappears and the cells start to take on the structural characteristics of lens cells, and to produce the lens-specific protein crystallin.
    • Irradiated and nonirradiated alpha - crystallin was subjected to trypsin digestion and peptide analysis by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and mass and sequence analysis.


mid 19th century: from Latin crystallum 'crystal' + -in1.

More definitions of crystallin

Definition of crystallin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person