fertilizin


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fertilizin

[fər′til·ə·zən]
(biochemistry)
A mucopolysaccharide, derived from the jelly coat of an egg, that plays a role in sperm recognition and the stimulation of sperm motility and metabolic activity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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