a protein in raw egg white that binds to biotin, making the biotin inactive in the body
Origin of avidinavid + -in: so named because of its peculiar biotin-binding capacity
A protein found in uncooked egg white that binds to and inactivates biotin. An abundance of avidin in the diet can result in a deficiency of biotin.
Origin of avidinavid + (biot)in, from its affinity for biotin.