[ glahy-koh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]

  1. any of a group of complex proteins, as mucin, containing a carbohydrate combined with a simple protein.

Origin of glycoprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; glyco- + protein
  • Also called gly·co·pep·tide [glahy-koh-pep-tahyd]. /ˌglaɪ koʊˈpɛp taɪd/.

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British Dictionary definitions for glycoprotein


glucoprotein or glycopeptide (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈpɛptaɪd)

/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /

  1. any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups: See also mucoprotein

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Scientific definitions for glycoprotein


[ glī′kō-prōtēn′ ]

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

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