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chromoprotein

[kroh-muh-proh-teen, -tee-in]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a protein, as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, such as heme, riboflavin, or retinal.
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Origin of chromoprotein

First recorded in 1920–25; chromo- + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for chromoprotein

chromoprotein

noun
  1. any of a group of conjugated proteins, such as haemoglobin, in which the protein is joined to a coloured compound, such as a metal-containing porphyrin
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