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Pronunciation: ang′ki-rin

Definition: An erythrocyte membranal protein that binds spectrin. A deficiency in ankyrin may lead to a type of hereditary spherocytosis.

Synonym(s): anchorin, syndein

[G. ankyra, anchor, + -in]

See Also: nexins

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