Meaning of “prion” in the English Dictionary

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"prion" in British English

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prionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpraɪ.ɒn/ us /ˈpraɪ.ɑːn/ specialized

a small piece of protein that is thought to cause certain brain diseases, such as BSE and CJD

(Definition of “prion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)