mucoprotein

[ myoo-kuh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]
/ ˌmyu kəˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. mucoperiosteum,
  2. mucopolysaccharidase,
  3. mucopolysaccharide,
  4. mucopolysaccharidosis,
  5. mucopolysacchariduria,
  6. mucopurulent,
  7. mucor,
  8. mucormycosis,
  9. mucosa,
  10. mucosanguineous

Origin of mucoprotein

First recorded in 1920–25; muco- + protein

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British Dictionary definitions for mucoprotein

mucoprotein

/ (ˌmjuːkəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /

noun

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

mucoprotein

[ myōō′kō-prōtēn′ ]

n.

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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