mu·​co·​pro·​tein ˌmyü-kə-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce mucoprotein (audio)
 also  -ˈprō-tē-ən
: any of various complex conjugated proteins (such as mucins) that contain polysaccharides and occur in body fluids and tissues

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mucoprotein was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Mucoprotein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


mu·​co·​pro·​tein ˌmyü-kə-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce mucoprotein (audio)
: 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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