Avidin meaning

ăvĭ-dĭn
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.
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A protein in raw egg white that binds to biotin, making the biotin inactive in the body.
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A protein found in uncooked egg white that binds to and inactivates biotin.
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(biology) A tetrameric protein produced in the oviducts of birds, reptiles and amphibians and deposited in the whites of their eggs.
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Origin of avidin

  • avid (biot)in from its affinity for biotin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition