misfold

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misfold (third-person singular simple present misfolds, present participle misfolding, simple past and past participle misfolded)

  1. (biochemistry) (of a protein or nucleic acid) To fold into an unusual or incorrect tertiary structure; often a cause of Alzheimer's and similar diseases