A small petrel of southern seas, having a wide bill fringed with comb-like plates for feeding on planktonic crustaceans
A protein particle that is believed to be the cause of brain diseases such as BSE, scrapie, and CJD. Prions are not visible microscopically, contain no nucleic acid, and are highly resistant to destruction
A small prion, Pachyptila turtur, with a short and narrow bill, which is widespread in the seas around southern Australia and New Zealand, and in subantarctic waters.
= prion; abbreviated PrP.
A protein resistant to the action of proteases; especially (in full protease-resistant prion protein) a prion protein of this kind; abbreviated PrP.