sonic hedgehog

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog.

Noun[edit]

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sonic hedgehog (uncountable) (Abbreviated as: Shh or SHH)

  1. (biochemistry) A morphogenic protein that controls cell division of adult stem cells and has been implicated in development of some cancers.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes capitalized as Sonic hedgehog.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sonic hedgehog

  1. sonic hedgehog

Declension[edit]

This word is usually not inflected, as it would be difficult to fit into any Finnish declension category. If there's a need to inflect sonic hedgehog, it is combined with something inflectable such as proteiini (protein) or molekyyli (molecule), e.g. sonic hedgehog-molekyyli.