pro·​tein·​a·​ceous | \ ˌprō-tə-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce proteinaceous (audio) ; ˌprō-ˌtē(-ə)-ˈnā-shəs How to pronounce proteinaceous (audio) \

Definition of proteinaceous

: of, relating to, containing, resembling, or being protein

Examples of proteinaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Fulton explains, the layers of proteinaceous glue and paint that lend the models an aura of authenticity can shrink, delaminate and even pull away from the glass when subjected to dry conditions. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Glass Models of Decaying Fruit Set to Go on View After Two Decades in Storage," 29 Aug. 2019 Bitter, salty, and the proteinaceous flavor umami all set off their own neural cascades. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of proteinaceous

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Proteinaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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pro·​tein·​aceous | \ ˌprōt-ᵊn-ˈā-shəs How to pronounce proteinaceous (audio) , ˌprō-ˌtēn- How to pronounce proteinaceous (audio) , ˌprōt-ē-ən- \

Medical Definition of proteinaceous

: of, relating to, resembling, or being protein proteinaceous materials

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