simple protein


Definition of simple protein

: a protein (such as a globulin) that yields amino acids as the chief or only products of complete hydrolysis — compare conjugated protein

Examples of simple protein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At dinner, Kinnaird and her husband usually do a simple protein like chicken, fish, or shrimp with salad or a non-starchy veggie like broccoli or cauliflower. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "The Simple Diet Change That Helped One Woman Get Her Diabetes Under Control," 15 Oct. 2018 Researchers know human milk contains two types of simple proteins, whey and casein, which are easily digested. Steven Townsend,, "How mother's milk shapes baby's microbiome - and overall health," 9 May 2018 Serve them beside a simple protein, and watch the platter be licked clean., "How to get kids to eat Brussels sprouts," 1 Mar. 2018 Prions are infectious proteins and, at the time Prusiner first announced his findings, much of the scientific community expressed doubts that simple proteins could be infectious agents. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Donald Trump Was the Inevitable Result of Republicanism," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of simple protein

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Simple protein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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