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Definitions of protein

  1. any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; " a diet high in protein"
  2. 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.
  3. A body now known as alkali albumin, but originally considered to be the basis of all albuminous substances, whence its name.
  4. An essential or necessary element in food; the muscle- making quality of food; proteid.
  5. One of a group of substances constituting the greater part of animal and vegetable tissues; they are formed chiefly by plants. They are of very complex constitution, all containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, and some containing in addition iron, phosphorus, or sulphur; chemically they are regarded as peptides ( polypeptides) or combinations of aminoacids and their derivatives. They are colorless, odorless, in general tasteless, and of varying degrees of solubility; they are putrefiable and readily undergo chemical change, hydrolysis, under the influence of ferments and on boiling with dilute acids or alkalies.
  6. The supposed common radical of the group of bodies which form the most essential articles of food, albumen, fibrine, etc.
  7. A compound obtained from proteids.
  8. Albuminous substance ; a nitrogenous compound of cell protoplasm ; the sum- total of nitrogen present in protoplasm ; a term of variable application.
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Usage examples for protein

  1. The majority of recorded outbreaks are connected with the use of meat, milk, fish, and other protein foods. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  2. Aunt Frances had always tried very hard to make her eat beans because they have so much protein in them, and growing children need protein. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  3. The slightest using of the body causes the wearing away of some of the tissues, hence the importance of food containing the foodstuff, protein. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  4. The " healthy" samples were relatively clear, except for minute protein matter. – Mate in Two Moves by Winston Marks
  5. Dairy is also high in protein; protein is hard to digest and this too keeps one feeling full for a long time. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  6. For instance, nitrogen and phosphorus are probably necessary in the formation of the protein or the flesh- forming portions of the plant, while potash is especially valuable in the formation of starch. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  7. This element is called protein, and we depend upon it to build and repair body tissues. – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  8. These we have seen to be mineral matter, protein, and water. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  9. It makes a green forage or hay that is rich in protein. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  10. From such investigations it has been found that the quantity of protein required to repair the breaking down of the tissues is not great. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  11. They probably could have made such protein- poisons, too; but they had never used them against men, no doubt because something that could spread and infect others was better. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  12. In 1844 Mulder endeavoured to demonstrate that a peculiar substance, which he called " protein," was essentially characteristic of living matter. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  13. The same condition is apparent in the case of the products made in brewery No. 2, the beer made from 80 per cent of malt and 20 per cent of rice showing a material reduction in protein, ash, and phosphoric acid. – A Study Of American Beers and Ales by L.M. Tolman J. Garfield Riley
  14. In their need for protein, the colonists were finding, as many Earth peoples had found, raw fish were excellent in flavor and texture as food. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  15. We put a tin of water on the fire and threw in the rice and protein. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  16. Although it does not seem advisable to practise rigid economy in arranging the protein content of the diet, it is equally important that we should not go to the other extreme. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  17. A man will die if either water or mineral matter or protein is completely withdrawn from his diet. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  18. It also contains more fat and protein. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  19. The dry matter, however, is richer in protein than that of many vegetables. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  20. " I'll tell you how all this started," Penelope said, popping open a can of high- content protein. – You Too Can Be A Millionaire by Noel Miller Loomis
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