Examples from the Web for proteus
However, the current thinking is that Merrick may have suffered from Proteus syndrome.
Nasals and maxillae are absent, as is likewise the case in Proteus.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The changes which this deity was able to make in his appearance, caused the name of Proteus to be synonimous with change.Heathen Mythology|Various
Proteus was in love with a beautiful yellow-haired girl called Julia, who was rich, and had no one to order her about.Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare|E. Nesbit
A solemn feast in honour of the event was held at the abode of Proteus, and there Cymoent, with many others, was summoned.Tales from Spenser; Chosen from the Faerie Queene|Edmund Spencer
But Browning became steadily more reluctant to admit that these fortunate moments ever occurred, that the Proteus was ever caught.Robert Browning|C. H. Herford
British Dictionary definitions for proteus
Word Origin and History for proteus
c.1400, from Greek Proteus (see Protean).