mucoprotein

noun
mu·​co·​pro·​tein | \ ˌmyü-kə-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce mucoprotein (audio) also -ˈprō-tē-ən \

Definition of mucoprotein

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

First Known Use of mucoprotein

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Mucoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucoprotein. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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mucoprotein

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

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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