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clathrin

Pronunciation: klath'rin

Definition: The principal constituent of a polyhedral protein lattice that coats eukaryotic cell membranes (vesicles) and coated pits and appears to be involved in protein secretion and membrane trafficking. This protein also occurs in synaptic vesicles.

[L. clathri, lattice]

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