Definition of hemagglutinin in English:
nounMedicine & Biology
A substance, such as a viral protein, that causes hemagglutination.
- The introduced viral genes encode a surface protein called hemagglutinin, an enzyme known as neuraminidase, and two proteins dubbed M1 and M2.
- The two envelope glycoprotein antigens, the hemagglutinin and the neuraminidase determine host specificity and efficiency of infection and transmission on the background of the susceptible cells of the host species.
- Most consist of a viral protein called hemagglutinin, which has the unique ability to latch onto respiratory cells and invade them.
Definition of hemagglutinin in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.