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Pronunciation: plek'tin

Definition: An intermediate ribosomal filament-associated protein that links vimentin to microtubules, aiding in formation of three-dimensional intracellular lattices of cytoskeletal elements.

[L. plecto, to braid, interweave, + -in]

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