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pro·tein

protein

 
pronunciation:
pro tin
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is made up of nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and possibly other elements. Proteins are found in all living things and are a necessary part of life processes.
Eggs, meat, and beans are good sources of protein.
 
derivation: proteinaceous (adj.)
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The word protein contains the following part:
proto, prot Greek root that means first, original, primitive
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prim, princ, arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy