from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A protein. No longer in scientific use.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In zoöl, an amphibian of the family Proteidæ.
- noun A substance formerly supposed to contain protein as an essential ingredient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol. Chem.) an older, imprecise term replaced by
- noun (Physiol. Chem.), [archaic] one of a class of proteid substances, present in some animal tissues and fluids, that make the body immune to certain infectious diseases by destroying or rendering inactive the toxic products of bacterial growth; -- this is an older term replaced by more precise modern immunological concepts such as
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- noun biochemistry A
complex biomolecule predominantlymade of polypeptides. Found in all livingmatter.
- noun Any
organicmaterial rich in proteid moleculesconsidered a dietary sourceof essential amino acids.
- noun obsolete A
- noun obsolete An essential
nitrogen- containingcomponent of organic matter.
- adjective Of or pertaining to
- adjective Containing
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Again, certain vegetables, as beans, peas, and peanuts, are rich in a kind of proteid which is called _legumen_.
The makers of meat extracts and other foods, either from their own ignorance of modern research or their wish to take advantage of the lack of knowledge and prejudice of the public, call proteid matter alone nourishment.
In this way it may become changed into those chemically indefinite, artificial products, called proteid compounds.
Once a day some kind of proteid food may be taken, but this should also be eaten in moderation, for if it is not, degenerative changes will take place, which will manifest in some one of the disorders common to pregnancy.
Cheese consists largely of a kind of proteid, called
For an average man four ounces of dry proteid matter daily will suffice to keep the body cells in normal condition.
Three days each week she had all meals carried up to her, and the girls wondered how she could distribute so much proteid about her system with so little exercise.
Now when protoplasm had been discovered as the "physical basis of life," and, when it was further conceived that this substance is a proteid related to albumens, it was inevitable that a theory should arise which found the explanation of life in accordance with simple chemical laws.
Broadbent and others, that this mineral matter is exceedingly valuable both as a nutrient, and because of its neutralising effect upon proteid wastes, and that it is because of this that flour made from the entire-wheat berry has very superior food value to that made from the berry minus the outer cuticles.
Apparently they obtain the needful proteid and fat from the beans; while the coarse once-milled rice furnishes them with starch, gluten, and mineral salts, etc.