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Pronunciation: fos'fo-pro'ten

Definition: A protein containing phosphoryl groups attached directly to the side chains of some of its constituent amino acids, usually to the hydroxyl group of an l-seryl residue or an l-threonyl residue; casein, vitellin, ovalbumin.

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