streptavidin

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Etymology[edit]

From Streptomyces avidinii +‎ -in.

Noun[edit]

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streptavidin (countable and uncountable, plural streptavidins)

  1. (biochemistry) A tetrameric protein purified from Streptomyces avidinii that binds very tightly to the vitamin biotin

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