phosphoprotein

[ fos-foh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]

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

Origin of phosphoprotein

1
First recorded in 1905–10; phospho- + protein

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British Dictionary definitions for phosphoprotein

phosphoprotein

/ (ˌfɒsfəˈprəʊtiːn) /


noun
  1. any of a group of conjugated proteins, esp casein, in which the protein molecule is bound to phosphoric acid

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Scientific definitions for phosphoprotein

phosphoprotein

[ fŏs′fō-prōtēn′ ]


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

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