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fimbrin

Pronunciation: fim'brin

Definition: An actin-binding protein that tightly cross-links adjacent filaments to form parallel actin fibers in vertebrate cells. It assists in maintaining cell polarity and development.

[L. fimbriae, threads, fibers, + -in]

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