avidin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (av'i-din, u-vid'in), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a protein, found in the white of egg, that combines with and prevents the action of biotin, thus injuring the animal that consumes it in excess by producing biotin deficiency.
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