chromoprotein

noun
chro·​mo·​pro·​tein | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce chromoprotein (audio) , -ˈprō-tē-ən \

Definition of chromoprotein

: any of various proteins (such as hemoglobins, carotenoids, or flavoproteins) having a pigment as a prosthetic group

First Known Use of chromoprotein

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromoprotein

chromo- + protein

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“Chromoprotein.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromoprotein. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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chromoprotein

noun
chro·​mo·​pro·​tein | \ ˌkro-mə-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce chromoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromoprotein

: any of various proteins (as hemoglobins, carotenoids, or flavoproteins) having a pigment as a prosthetic group

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