an adhesive glycoprotein that helps destroy bacteria, etc. in the blood or that helps structure connective tissue
Origin of fibronectin; from fibro- + Classical Latin nectere, to fasten
A glycoprotein with several variants that occurs especially in plasma and in soft connective tissue and that plays roles in cellular adhesion, embryonic cellular differentiation, phagocytosis, and the aggregation of platelets in blood clotting.
Origin of fibronectinfibro– + Latin nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots + –in.