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prion1 British & World English

A small petrel of southern seas, having a wide bill fringed with comb-like plates for feeding on planktonic crustaceans

prion2 British & World English

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

fairy prion British & World English

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 protein British & World English

= prion; abbreviated PrP.

protease-resistant prion protein in protease-resistant protein British & World English

A protein resistant to the action of proteases; especially (in full protease-resistant prion protein) a prion protein of this kind; abbreviated PrP.