glycoprotein

[glahy-koh-proh-teen, -tee-in]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of complex proteins, as mucin, containing a carbohydrate combined with a simple protein.
Also called glycopeptide [glahy-koh-pep-tahyd] .


Origin:
1905–10; glyco- + protein

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glycoprotein, glucoprotein or glycopeptide (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈprəʊtiːn, ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈpɛptaɪd)
 
n
See also mucoprotein any of a group of conjugated proteins containing small amounts of carbohydrates as prosthetic groups
 
glucoprotein, glucoprotein or glycopeptide
 
n
 
glycopeptide, glucoprotein or glycopeptide
 
n

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glycoprotein gly·co·pro·tein (glī'kō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a group of conjugated proteins that contain a carbohydrate as the nonprotein component.

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glycoprotein   (glī'kō-prō'tēn')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a group of cellular macromolecules that are made up of proteins bonded to one or more carbohydrate chains.
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The blood types of humans are due to variations in surface glycoproteins of erythrocytes.
Note for example glycoproteins, proteins connected to one or more sugars.
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