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prion
American English: /ˈpriˌɑn/
, /ˈpraɪɑn/
British English: /ˈprʌɪən/

Translation of prion in Spanish:

noun

  • prión (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Twisted forms of brain proteins called prions spread the disease, making normal proteins misfold.
    • The means of transmission is of particular concern because the protein nature of prions makes them extremely resistant to conventional means of disinfection and sterilization.
    • For many years after their discovery as the agents of some rare neurodegenerative diseases in mammals, such as scrapie in sheep and human Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and kuru, prions have remained a truly esoteric research topic.
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