[ proh-tee-noid, -tee-uh- ]
/ ˈproʊ tiˌnɔɪd, -ti ə- /
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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Medical definitions for proteinoid
[ prōt′n-oid′ ]
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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