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chromoprotein

[kroh-muh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌkroʊ məˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a protein, as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, such as heme, riboflavin, or retinal.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; chromo- + protein
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chromoprotein

/ˌkrəʊməʊˈprəʊtiːn/
noun
1.
any of a group of conjugated proteins, such as haemoglobin, in which the protein is joined to a coloured compound, such as a metal-containing porphyrin
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