proteomics

noun

pro·​te·​o·​mics ˌprō-tē-ˈō-miks How to pronounce proteomics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to analyzing the structure, function, and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of a particular cell, tissue, or organism, with organizing the information in databases, and with applications of the data compare genomics
proteomic adjective

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Single-cell analysis has blossomed to include a range of fields, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics, each of which provides unique and crucial insights into the inner workings of human cells. Yan Zhang, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Cowen published Ahead of The Curve Series research on proteomics and cell and gene therapy tools and has hosted investor conferences, including the Liquid Biopsy Summit, according to Delfi Diagnostics. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2021 But on the other side of the fence, things were still challenging for proteomics and required very specialized expertise. John Cumbers, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Scientists have long known about proteomics’ potential. Stephen Mcbride, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The biological processes responsible for the changes aren’t understood, says Paul Skipp, a proteomics researcher at the University of Southampton. Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, 17 May 2021 SomaLogic, a Boulder, Colo.-based proteomics life-sciences platform, plans to go public via merger with CM Life Science II, a SPAC. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2021 Procopio's prior work on using proteomics to estimate postmortem interval and the age of death involved pigs, the closest to the human body's composition. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Dec. 2020 At the time of her PhD, there was little to no research that had been on the proteomics of bone in forensic science, and the subfield is still somewhat in its infancy. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

prote(in) + -omics (in genomics), after proteome

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proteomics was in 1997

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Cite this Entry

“Proteomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proteomics. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

proteomics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

pro·​te·​o·​mics ˌprōt-ē-ˈō-miks How to pronounce proteomics (audio)
: a branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to analyzing the structure, function, and interactions of the proteins produced by the genes of a particular cell, tissue, or organism, with organizing the information in databases, and with applications of the data (as in medicine or biology) compare genomics

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2022

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