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Pronunciation: par'val-byu'min

Definition: Any of a group of small water-soluble calcium-binding proteins distinct from calmodulin and other calcium-binding proteins; found in the brain, skeletal muscle, and retina, but not in the heart, liver, or spleen, of various species.

[L. parvus, small, + albumin]

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