Definition of addressin in English:

addressin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of proteins that are expressed on the surfaces of cells and are specific to certain types of tissue, thus serving to identify the tissue location in interactions with other cells; specifically (more fully vascular addressin) such a protein occurring in specialized blood vessels.

Origin

1980s. From address + -in.

Pronunciation:

addressin

/əˈdrɛsɪn/