phosphoprotein

noun

phos·​pho·​pro·​tein ˌfäs-fō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce phosphoprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: any of various proteins (such as casein) that contain combined phosphoric acid

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphoprotein was circa 1908

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“Phosphoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphoprotein. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

phosphoprotein

noun
phos·​pho·​pro·​tein ˌfäs-fō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce phosphoprotein (audio)
: any of various proteins (as casein) that contain combined phosphoric acid
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