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laminin

Pronunciation: lam'i-nin

Definition: A large, multimeric glycoprotein component of the basement membrane, particularly the lamina lucida; it has binding sites for integrins, type IV collagen, and heparan sulfate. It is a major protein component of the lamina lucida of the renal glomerulus.

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