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fibrillin

Pronunciation: fi'bril-in

Definition: A microfibrillar protein in connective tissue with a wide distribution in the body; molecular weight about 350,000. There is good evidence that Marfan syndrome is due to mutations of fibrillin.

[Mod. L. fibrilla, fibril, + -in]

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