phytohemagglutinin[fīt′ō hē′mə glo̵̅o̅t′'n in′]
phytohemagglutinin definition by Webster's New World
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a lectin, obtained from the red kidney bean, that binds to the membranes of T cells and stimulates metabolic activity, cell division, etc.
Origin: phyto- plush hemagglutinin
phytohemagglutinin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A hemagglutinin extracted from a plant.
phytohemagglutinin - Medical Definition
Abbr. PHA A hemagglutinin extracted from a plant. Also called phytolectin.