Definition of misfolding in English:

misfolding

noun

  • Incorrect folding in the formation of the tertiary structure of a protein or nucleic acid molecule; an instance of this.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From mis- + folding, after misfold.

Pronunciation

misfolding

/ˌmɪsˈfəʊldɪŋ/