from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protein. No longer in scientific use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A complex biomolecule predominantly made of polypeptides. Found in all living matter.
- n. Any organic material rich in proteid molecules considered a dietary source of essential amino acids.
- n. A protein.
- n. An essential nitrogen-containing component of organic matter.
- adj. Of or pertaining to proteins.
- adj. Containing protein.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an older, imprecise term replaced by protein.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance formerly supposed to contain protein as an essential ingredient.
- n. In zoöl, an amphibian of the family Proteidæ.
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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.
Again, certain vegetables, as beans, peas, and peanuts, are rich in a kind of proteid which is called _legumen_.
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
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.
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.