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Medical Term:

frataxin

Pronunciation: fra-taks'in

Definition: An iron-binding mitochondrial protein acting as a chaperone modulating aconitate hydratase activity; a deficiency results in Friedreich ataxia.

[Friedreich ataxia + -in]

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