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simple protein

noun Biochemistry.
  1. a protein that yields only amino acids and no other major products when hydrolyzed (contrasted with conjugated protein).
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Origin of simple protein

First recorded in 1920–25
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simple protein in Medicine

simple protein

  1. A protein, such as a globulin, that yields only alpha-amino acids upon hydrolysis.
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