prion

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Etymology 1[edit]

From (a reordering of) the initial letters of proteinaceous infectious particle. Coined in 1982 by Stanley B. Prusiner.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːɒn/, /ˈpɹʌɪən/

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prion (plural prions)

  1. (molecular biology) A self-propagating misfolded conformer of a protein that is responsible for a number of diseases that affect the brain and other neural tissue.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 277:
      Prions retain deep mysteries, the foremost of which is what on earth they exist for.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Prion (former genus name), from Ancient Greek πρίων (príōn, saw).

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prion (plural prions)

  1. A petrel of the genus Pachyptila.
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Noun[edit]

prion m (plural prions)

  1. prion

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prion m (plural priones)

  1. prion