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protein Idioms & Phrases


amyloid protein plaque

  • noun a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)
    amyloid plaque.
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c-reactive protein

  • noun a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
    CRP.
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compound protein

  • noun a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
    compound protein.
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conjugated protein

  • noun a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
    compound protein.
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high-protein diet

  • noun a diet high in plant and animal proteins; used to treat malnutrition or to increase muscle mass
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iodinated protein

  • noun a protein that contains iodine
    iodoprotein.
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mild silver protein

  • noun antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
    Argyrol.
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plasma protein

  • noun any of the proteins in blood plasma
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Protein crystal

  • . (Bot.) See Crystalloid, n., 2.
Webster 1913

protein folding

  • noun the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
    folding.
    • understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
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protein molecule

  • noun any large molecule containing chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds
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recombinant protein

  • noun a protein derived from recombinant DNA
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silver protein

  • noun a colloid preparation of protein (albumin or gelatin) and silver oxide; used in aqueous solution as an antibacterial agent
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simple protein

  • noun a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed
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