from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A compound, such as hemoglobin, made up of a protein molecule and a nonprotein prosthetic group.
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- n. Any protein that consists of both a polypeptide and a prosthetic group such as a lipid (in lipoproteins), sugar (in glycoproteins) or porphyrins and metals (in hemoglobin etc)
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- n. a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
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