HyperDic: protein

English > 1 sense of the word protein:
NOUNsubstanceproteinany of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells
protein > pronunciation
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > protein: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes.
Example"a diet high in protein"
NarroweractomyosinA protein complex in muscle fibers
aleuronegranular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains
amyloid(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
antibodyAny of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
apoenzymeA protein that combines with a coenzyme to form an active enzyme
capsidThe outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
conjugated protein, compound proteinA protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
cytokineAny of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
enzymeAny of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
ferritinA protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen
fibrinA white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots
filaggrinThe main protein of the keratohyalin granules
glutenA protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains
growth factorA protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth
haptoglobinA protein in plasma that binds free hemoglobin and removes it (as from wounds)
iodoprotein, iodinated proteinA protein that contains iodine
nucleoproteinAny of several substances found in the nuclei of all living cells
opsinretinal protein formed by the action of light on rhodopsin
phosphoproteinContaining chemically bound phosphoric acid
plasma proteinAny of the proteins in blood plasma
prostate specific antigen, PSAA protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland
proteomeThe full complement of proteins produced by a particular genome
recombinant proteinA protein derived from recombinant DNA
simple proteinA protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
Broadermacromolecule, supermoleculeAny very large complex molecule
Substance ofegg, eggsoval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
legumeThe seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
meatThe flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
milkA white nutritious liquid / liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
Substancesamino acid, aminoalkanoic acidorganic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
polypeptideA peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
Spanishproteina, proteína, proteínas
Adjectivesproteinaceousrelating to or of the nature of protein

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