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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fos-vi'tin

Definition: A phosphated protein constituting about 7% of the protein of egg yolk; it is about 60% serine, largely as O-phosphoserine, and has anticoagulant properties; an anticoagulant.

Synonym(s): phosphovitin

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