Meaning of haptine in English:

haptine

(also haptin)

Pronunciation /ˈhaptɪn/

noun

historical, rare Medicine
  • In the terminology of Paul Ehrlich: any substance which occurs naturally in body fluids and contains a haptophore; a free side chain or receptor.

Origin

Early 20th century. From German Haptin from ancient Greek ἅπτειν to fasten + German -in.