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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Protein  \Pro"te*in\,  n.  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  In  chemical  analysis,  the  total  nitrogenous  material  in 
  vegetable  or  animal  substances,  obtained  by  multiplying  the 
  total  nitrogen  found  by  a  factor,  usually  6.25,  assuming  most 
  proteids  to  contain  approximately  16  per  cent  of  nitrogen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Protein  \Pro"te*in\,  n.  [Gr.  prw^tos  first:  cf  prwtei^on  the 
  first  place.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  body  now  known  as  alkali  albumin,  but  originally  considered 
  to  be  the  basis  of  all  albuminous  substances,  whence  its 
  name 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  protein 
  n  :  any  of  a  large  group  of  nitrogenous  organic  compounds  that 
  are  essential  constituents  of  living  cells;  consist  of 
  long  strings  of  amino  acids 




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