Definition of phytohaemagglutinin in English:

Share this entry

phytohaemagglutinin

Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪtə(ʊ)hiːməˈɡluːtɪnɪn/
(US phytohemagglutinin)

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A plant protein, especially that extracted from the French bean, that causes red blood cells to clump together.
Example sentences
  • Males were then subjected to a cutaneous hypersensitivity test by injecting their wing web with a lectin, phytohemagglutinin, which has a mitogenic effect on T-lymphocytes.
  • Finally, a lectin found in raw kidney bean, phytohaemagglutinin, was found to reduce the rate of an NHL tumor in mice.
  • House sparrows were injected 0.05 ml of 0.2 mg phytohemagglutinin (PHA-P) in one wing web and 0.05 ml physiological water in the other wing web.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.