phytohemagglutinin

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phytohemagglutinin

 [fi″to-he″mah-gloo´tĭ-nin]
a lectin isolated from the red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); it is a hemagglutinin that agglutinates mammalian erythrocytes and a mitogen that stimulates predominantly T lymphocytes. Abbreviated PHA.

phy·to·hem·ag·glu·ti·nin (PHA),

(fī'tō-hēm'ă-glū'ti-nin),
A phytomitogen from plants that agglutinates red blood cells. The term is commonly used specifically to refer to the lectin obtained from the red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), which is also a mitogen that stimulates T lymphocytes more vigorously than B lymphocytes.
Synonym(s): phytolectin

phytohemagglutinin

/phy·to·hem·ag·glu·ti·nin/ (-hem″ah-glldbomact´in-in) a hemagglutinin of plant origin.

phytohemagglutinin

(fī′tō-hē′mə-glo͞ot′n-ĭn)
n.
Any of various hemagglutinins found in plants. Phytohemagglutinins are abundant in certain uncooked beans and can be toxic if ingested.

phytohemagglutinin (PHA)

[fī′tōhem′əglo̅o̅′tinin]
Etymology: Gk, phyton, plant, haima, blood; L, agglutinare, to glue
a hemagglutinin that is derived from a plant, specifically the lectin obtained from the red kidney bean. Also called phytolectin.

phy·to·hem·ag·glu·ti·nin

(PHA) (fī'tō-hē'mă-glū'ti-nin)
A phytomitogen from plants that agglutinates red blood cells. Commonly used specifically for the lectin obtained from the red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), which is also a mitogen.
Synonym(s): phytolectin, phytohaemagglutinin.

phytohemagglutinin

a hemagglutinin of plant origin.