protein

Part of speech: noun

A compound obtained from proteids.

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Usage examples "protein":

  1. That is, crops grown with little water, as in dry- farming, are rich in the important flesh- and blood- forming substance protein, and comparatively poor in fat, sugar, stareh, and other of the more abundant heat and fat- producing substances. - "Dry-Farming", John A. Widtsoe.
  2. As a result of this economy the same allowance of protein which is sufficient before conception is sufficient also during pregnancy. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.
  3. This is probably a mistake, as that part of the milk which is the hardest for the baby to digest is the protein, and it will be observed that in the following table of analysis submitted, the percentage of protein in goat's milk and in cow's milk is about the same, and that it is considerably larger than in mother's milk. - "Practical Angora Goat Raising", C. P. Bailey.