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single-cell protein

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noun
a protein produced or derived from the culture of a single-celled organism, used as a food supplement or substitute. Abbreviation: SCP
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Origin of single-cell protein

First recorded in 1965–70; single + cell
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single-cell protein

noun
protein that is produced by micro-organisms fermenting in liquid or gaseous petroleum fractions or other organic substances: used as a food supplementAbbreviation: SCP
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