[myoo-kuh-proh-teen, -tee-in]

noun Biochemistry.

a protein that yields carbohydrates as well as amino acids on hydrolysis.

Origin of mucoprotein

First recorded in 1920–25; muco- + protein Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mucoprotein



any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small quantities of mucopolysaccharides; glycoprotein
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mucoprotein in Medicine




Any of a group of organic compounds, such as the mucins, that consist of a complex of proteins and mucopolysaccharides and are found in body tissues and fluids.
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