pro·​te·​ome | \ ˈprō-tē-ˌōm How to pronounce proteome (audio) \

Definition of proteome

: the complement of proteins expressed in a cell, tissue, or organism by a genome

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Instead of identifying them one protein at a time, as has classically been done, Cravatt develops rules that apply to wide swathes of the universe of proteins, or the proteome. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Scripps' Ben Cravatt elected to National Academy of Medicine," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of proteome

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proteome

prote- + -ome (as in genome)

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The first known use of proteome was in 1995

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pro·​te·​ome | \ ˈprōt-ē-ˌōm How to pronounce proteome (audio) \

Medical Definition of proteome

: the complement of proteins expressed in a cell, tissue, or organism by a genome

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