Definition of magainin in English:

magainin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of peptides with antimicrobial properties that resemble those first identified in the skin of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.

Origin

1980s. From Hebrew māgēn shield + -in.

Pronunciation

magainin

/məˈɡʌɪnɪn//məˈɡeɪnɪn/