Definition of plastin in English:

plastin

noun

Biology
historical
  • 1A kind of protein found principally in the cytoskeleton and also associated with chromatin in the cell nucleus.

  • 2Any of a group of actin-binding proteins which occur in most tissues of higher eukaryotes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From German Plastin from ancient Greek πλαστός formed, moulded + German -in, after Chromatin.

Pronunciation

plastin

/ˈplastɪn/