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[glahy-koh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌglaɪ koʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of a group of complex proteins, as mucin, containing a carbohydrate combined with a simple protein.
Also, glucoprotein.
Also called glycopeptide
[glahy-koh-pep-tahyd] /ˌglaɪ koʊˈpɛp taɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of glycoprotein
1905-10; glyco- + protein Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for glycoprotein


any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups See also mucoprotein
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glycoprotein in Medicine

glycoprotein gly·co·pro·tein (glī'kō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn)
Any of a group of conjugated proteins that contain a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.

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glycoprotein in Science
Any of a group of cellular macromolecules that are made up of proteins bonded to one or more carbohydrate chains.
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