mucoprotein


mu·co·pro·tein

noun \ˌmyü-kə-ˈprō-ˌtēn also -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of MUCOPROTEIN

:  any of various complex conjugated proteins (as mucins) that contain polysaccharides and occur in body fluids and tissues

First Known Use of MUCOPROTEIN

1925

mu·co·pro·tein

noun \ˌmyü-kə-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUCOPROTEIN

: any of a group of various complex conjugated proteins (as mucins) that contain glycosaminoglycans (as chondroitin sulfate or mucoitinsulfuric acid) combined with amino acid units or polypeptides and that occur in body fluids and tissues—called also mucoid; compare glycoprotein

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