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phosphoprotein

[ fos-foh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]
/ ˌfɒs foʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a protein, as casein or ovalbumin, in which one or more hydroxyl groups of serine, threonine, or tyrosine are hydroxylated.

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Origin of phosphoprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; phospho- + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoprotein

phosphoprotein
/ (ˌfɒsfəˈprəʊtiːn) /

noun

any of a group of conjugated proteins, esp casein, in which the protein molecule is bound to phosphoric acid
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Medical definitions for phosphoprotein

phosphoprotein
[ fŏs′fō-prōtēn′ ]

n.

Any of a group of proteins, such as casein, containing chemically bound phosphoric acid.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for phosphoprotein

phosphoprotein
[ fŏs′fō-prōtēn′ ]

Any of a group of proteins, such as casein, containing chemically bound phosphoric acid.
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