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protein

pro·tein

protein

 
pronunciation:
pro tin
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a group of complex organic compounds containing nitrogen and composed of chains of amino acids, found in all living organisms and considered essential to all animal life processes.
 
derivation: proteinaceous (adj.)
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  blood, cell, food, milk, muscle, virus
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The word protein contains the following part:
proto, prot Greek root that means first, original, primitive
synonyms:
prim, princ, arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy