Tuftsin definition

(biochemistry) A tetrapeptide produced by enzymatic cleavage of the Fc-domain of the heavy chain of immunoglobulin G.
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Noun

Singular:
tuftsin
Plural:
tuftsins

Origin of tuftsin

  • Tufts +‎ -in, after Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, where it was discovered.

    From Wiktionary