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proteinoid

[proh-tee-noid, -tee-uh-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a polymer of amino acids resembling a biological polypeptide but formed abiotically: suggested as a possible intermediate in protein development during primitive earth conditions.
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Origin of proteinoid

First recorded in 1955–60; protein + -oid
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proteinoid in Medicine

proteinoid

(prōtn-oid′)
n.
  1. A proteinlike polypeptide formed abiotically from amino acid mixtures in the presence of heat, it may resemble early evolutionary forms of protein.
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