from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling, containing, or consisting of protein. Also proteinous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol. Chem.) Of or related to protein; albuminous; proteid.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or consisting of protein

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  • adjective relating to or of the nature of protein


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  • The concept of the bioregenerative farm has been introduced to describe a model farm in developing countries (that can easily be applied in developed countries as well) where domestic and farm wastes are recycled and recovered to a maximum level through a chain of biological processes and farming practices, thus reducing input of cash-intensive items such as proteinaceous animal feed, irrigation water, fertilizers, and fuel, while increasing cash-intensive outputs such as animal products, fish, and cash crops (1).

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  • The mucus is interesting stuff too; it is a glycoprotein which is mostly glyco and not very proteinaceous, and which is secreted at about 99% water.

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  • This result explained why the purification, which had been designed to isolate a proteinaceous complex, was so difficult.

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  • They have different kinds of cells—digestive cells, cells that secrete the spicules segments of the body skeleton of spongy proteinaceous material, and so on—which can communicate with one another and divide up the labor of life to work together as a single individual.


  • What causes progressive neurological diseases like "mad-cow" disease or vCJD? vCJD is caused by an unusual protein called a prion (proteinaceous infectious particle).

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  • However, if you must exude the strange flouncy, proteinaceous stuff from your head, you should try to be David Bowie and go for flair.

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  • It shows that the evolutionary teaching that the simple cell is just a simple blob of proteinaceous matter is absolute nonsense based on ignorance, partly because we are only now able to study the inside workings of the cell.

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  • However, if you must exude the strange flouncy, proteinaceous stuff from your head, you should try to be David Bowie and go for flair.

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  • Milk as it comes from the cow is a warm, sugary, proteinaceous substance, a lively medium for bacterial growth.

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  • The infectious agent is commonly called a prion, the pr-i standing for proteinaceous infectious, though my mother, in fact, always disputed the term because her work showed that the agent was not destroyed by radiation that would inactivate both DNA and protein. reply

    Tikvah Alper.


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