from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various organic compounds that result from a reaction between an acid or alkali and a protein and are soluble in weak acids or alkalis and insoluble in neutral solutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any protein derived from another by the use of acids or bases

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A protein derivative which results from the action of acids or alkalies upon albumins. The group includes the acid albumins and alkaline albuminates.


From meta- +‎ protein (Wiktionary)


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