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Medical Term:

concanavalin A

Pronunciation: kon'ka-nav'a-lin

Definition: A phytomitogen, extracted from the jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) that agglutinates the blood of mammals and reacts with glucosans; like other phytohemagglutinins, conA stimulates T lymphocytes more vigorously than it does B lymphocytes.

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