Definition of misfold in US English:

misfold

verb

  • no object Of a protein or nucleic acid molecule: to fold into an incorrect tertiary structure. Also (occasionally) with object (in pass.).

Origin

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

Pronunciation

misfold

/ˌmɪsˈfəʊld/