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glycophorins

Pronunciation: gli'ko-for'inz

Definition: A group of glycoproteins found in erythrocyte membranes; certain glycophorins are associated with blood group antigens; glycophorin A is the major glycophorin; a deficiency of glycophorin C is observed in type 4 hereditary elliptocytosis.

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