osteonectin etymology

English word osteonectin comes from English osteo- (Bone.), English nectin

Detailed word origin of osteonectin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
osteo- English (eng) Bone.
nectin English (eng) (protein) Any of a family of proteins that have a function in cell-to-cell adhesion.
osteonectin English (eng) (biochemistry) A protein that binds to hydroxyapatite to facilitate the mineralisation of collagen in bones.

Words with the same origin as osteonectin

Descendants of osteo-
ectostosis nonosteoporotic ostealgia osteoarthropathy osteochondral osteochondroma osteoclast osteoconductive osteocranium osteocutaneous osteodysplasia osteodysplastic osteoid osteoinduction osteomyelitis osteopath osteophilic osteoporosis osteoprotegerin osteoradionecrotic osteosarcoma osteosclerosis osteosynthetic osteotendinous