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intein

Line breaks: in¦tein
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntiːn/

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Definition of intein in English:

noun

Biochemistry
An internal segment of amino acids that is excised from a protein precursor to generate a new protein.

Origin

1990s: from internal + protein.

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