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a·lex·in

 (ə-lĕk′sĭn)
[Greek alexein, to ward off + -in.]
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alexin

(əˈlɛksɪn)
n
(Microbiology) immunol a former word for complement9
[C19: from German, from Greek alexein to ward off]
alexinic adj
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