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

Examples of proteomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So these labs typically send their samples to separate proteomics facilities to do the analysis for them. Morteza Mahmoudi, The Conversation, 5 Jan. 2023 The methane seeps of Hydrate Ridge are a challenging, complex environment for stable isotope probing proteomics experiments. Jeffrey Marlow, Discover Magazine, 25 May 2016 In proteomics, clinical and translational findings have emerged primarily in clinical medicine and oncology rather than wellness. Jennifer C. Lovejoy, Scientific American, 7 Dec. 2022 Their work harnesses breathtaking advances in a field known as proteomics, which seeks to understand the interaction of proteins within living cells and organisms. Jo Marchant, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Nov. 2022 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

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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 30 May. 2024.

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
proteomic adjective
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