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Pronunciation: ad-res′in

Definition: A molecule on the surface of a cell that serves as a homing device to direct another molecule to a specific location.

[address, fr. O.Fr. adresser, to direct, fr. L.L. addirectiare, fr. L. ad, to, + directus, straight, direct, + -in]

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