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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.
 
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derivation: proteinaceous (adj.)
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