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PDLIM1

A gene on chromosome 10q23.1 that encodes a cytoskeletal protein that may serve as an adapter to recruit other proteins (e.g., kinases) to a particular site in the cytoskeleton.

elfin

Having the facial appearance of an elf. The term is used to describe the facial structure of children with Williams syndrome.
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Set in dreamy and exquisite scenery, and moving in mystical dances, the green costume, like burnished beetle-wings, expressed all the elusive individuality of an elfin queen.
Conscious of his elfin power and submitting to his dread experience, Mr.
ELFIN safety has gone doolally, as my friend Margaret the Do-It-Herselfer discovered the other day.
He designed and manufactured the Elfin engine which is still sold in model shops across the globe.
The first sketches for the Elfin were drawn up in 1948,and the engines were manufactured from a small warehouse in Finch Lane, Knotty Ash.
The Elfin was in production for eight years until 1958 when one of the factory's major financial backers died.