Definition of nexin in US English:

nexin

noun

Biochemistry
  • In cilia and other components of eukaryotic cells capable of motion: the protein which constitutes the links or bridges between microtubule doublets in the cylindrical array forming the outer part of the axoneme.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Biological Bulletin. From classical Latin nexus nexus + -in.

Pronunciation

nexin

/ˈnɛksɪn/