(Not the best Webster 1913 has ever done)

Also a class of proteins found in the eye that form the lens. Strangely most of them have roles elsewhere in the body, such as Alcohol dehydrogenase or even as a chaperone (alpha crystallin seems to be one).

They all have greek letters to identify them, but often come from memorable organisms as well:

Crys"tal*lin (-l?n), n. Physiol. Chem.

See Gobulin.

 

© Webster 1913.

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