silver protein

noun

Definition of silver protein

: any of several colloidal light-sensitive preparations of silver and protein used in aqueous solution on mucous membranes as antiseptics

First Known Use of silver protein

1928, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about silver protein

Time Traveler for silver protein

Time Traveler

The first known use of silver protein was in 1928

See more words from the same year

Statistics for silver protein

Cite this Entry

“Silver protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20protein. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for silver protein

silver protein

noun

Medical Definition of silver protein

: any of several colloidal light-sensitive preparations of silver and protein used in aqueous solution on mucous membranes as antiseptics and classified by their efficacy and irritant properties: as
a : a preparation containing 19 to 23 percent of silver and consisting of dark brown or almost black shining scales or granules

called also mild silver protein

b : a more irritant preparation containing 7.5 to 8.5 percent of silver and consisting of a pale yellowish orange to brownish black powder

called also strong silver protein

Comments on silver protein

What made you want to look up silver protein? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!