extensin (plural extensins) (biochemistry) Any of a family of flexuous, rod-like, hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) of the plant cell wall. 2009 February 5, Camille Sweeney, “It’s Cold and Your Skin Is Suffering. So What Are You Doing to Moisturize?”, New York Times: “A few years ago, we began to study the protein extensin, a natural antifreeze found in carrots, which prevents the carrots from developing ice crystals in the ground.
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