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

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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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circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

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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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