Definition of fibronectin in US English:

fibronectin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of dimeric glycoproteins which occur on the surface of many types of mammalian cell and interact with extracellular proteins such as collagen.

Origin

1970s. From fibro- + classical Latin nectere to tie, bind, connect + -in.

Pronunciation

fibronectin

/ˌfʌɪbrəˈnɛktɪn/