[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. glyconic acid,
  2. glycopenia,
  3. glycopeptide,
  4. glycophilia,
  5. glycophyte,
  6. glycoptyalism,
  7. glycopyrrolate,
  8. glycorrhachia,
  9. glycorrhea,
  10. glycosaminoglycan

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


[ glī′kō-pĕptīd′ ]




[ 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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