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glycoprotein

Pronunciation: gli'ko-pro'ten

Definition:

  1. One of a group of proteins containing covalently linked carbohydrates, among which the most important are the mucins, mucoid, and amyloid.
  2. Proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrate, in contrast to mucoids or mucoproteins, usually measured as hexosamine; such conjugated proteins are found in many places, notably ?-globulins, a1-globulins, a2-globulins, and transferrin, and are contained in mucus and mucins.

See Also: mucoprotein

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