[ met-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a hydrolytic derivative of protein, insoluble in water but soluble in dilute acids or alkalis.


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Origin of metaprotein Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020