One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From German Plastin from ancient Greek πλαστός formed, moulded + German -in, after Chromatin.
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