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noun, Biochemistry.
a rodlike structural protein of the red blood cell membrane.
any one of a class of fibrous proteins found in the membranes of red blood cells, the brain, the intestine, etc

spectrin spec·trin (spěk’trĭn)
A contractile protein of high molecular weight that is a component of a network in the membrane of red blood cells, giving the cells flexibility.


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