[ 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.

Origin of glycoprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; glyco- + protein
Also called gly·co·pep·tide [glahy-koh-pep-tahyd] /ˌglaɪ koʊˈpɛp taɪd/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for glycopeptide


glucoprotein or glycopeptide (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈpɛptaɪd)

/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /


any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groupsSee also mucoprotein
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Medicine definitions for glycopeptide (1 of 2)

[ glī′kō-pĕptīd′ ]



Medicine definitions for glycopeptide (2 of 2)

[ glī′kō-prōtēn′ ]


Any of a group of conjugated proteins that contain a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.
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Science definitions for glycopeptide

[ glī′kō-prōtēn′ ]

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