Definition of ribophorin in US English:

ribophorin

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a number of membrane proteins involved in binding ribosomes to the rough endoplasmic reticulum during protein synthesis.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal of Cell Biology. From ribo- + -phore + -in.

Pronunciation

ribophorin

/ˌrʌɪbə(ʊ)ˈfɔːrɪn/