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From Latin lēctus (chosen) +‎ -in. Coined by W.C. Boyd in 1954.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɛktɪn/


lectin (plural lectins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a class of proteins that bind specific carbohydrates.
    Hyponyms: phasin, phytohemagglutinin
    • 2018, Stanley Adamson, Lectin Free Handbook: The Essential Guide To The Lectin Diet Plus A 7-Day Lectin Avoidance Meal Plan And Recipes, PublishDrive
      Soybeans are another excellent source of plant proteins but they are also on the list of high lectin foods. They are very important to vegans and vegetarians as they make it easy for them to get adequate proteins in their diet.

Derived terms

  • chimerolectin
  • galactolectin
  • hololectin
  • isolectin
  • lectin affinity chromatography
  • lectinic
  • merolectin
  • superlectin

Further reading

  • lectin on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



  • client, lentic

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a protein that binds to a sugar molecule.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)